Charles L.-Bright-Obituary

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Charles L. Bright

Dec 9, 1936 - May 8, 2021 (Age 84)

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Uncle Charlie and I had so much fun when I was young. My mom, Shirley Taylor and I would spend lots of weekends and vacations with him and my wonderful godmother Aunt Betty. I loved going to the farm with him. Except the time he held my hand and touched the electric fence. Ok it was kind of funny. He laughed for what seemed like an hour. RIP Uncle Charlie and give my mom a hug for me.

Charles was like a brother to mom and dad (Dean and Kara Burkett) so he was like a uncle to me. He was always interested in what I was doing and we had many awesome conversations. What a gift to have had him in our life!
Thank you! Brad Burkett

Charles you were the best Director I ever had and like a brother to Dean. You remains a friend after I retired from Kentucky and moved to Tennessee. It was enjoyable to watch Lissa and Leigh Anne grew into beautiful young ladies. My thought and prayers are with your family.

In loving memory of a compassionate friend, mentor, colleague and leader Charles L. Bright. Your dedication to Kentucky's Business Education, FBLA, and PBL will forever be appreciated and honored by this Kentucky Business Education instructor. People leave us, but their legacy continues through their impactful influence and contributions to the lives of those they have touched.

Became friends with Charles and Betty many years ago when my then husband and I moved across the sidewalk from them at Salem Square apartments in Frankfort. We had such good times together as a couple and found ourselves playing with Lissa as a baby. My name then Pat Bailey and Bob Bailey. RIP our dear friend.

Rest In Peace my Friend, so many good memories of you and our friendship. We will miss you.

Always the gentleman. Always smiling. Loved to dance!


Charles L.'s Obituaries

Charles L. Bright, formerly of Elk Horn, died at 4:50 A.M., Saturday, May 8, 2021 in Frankfort at the age of 84. He was the son of the late Samuel Allen Bright, Jr. and Edith Helen Phillips Bright. He was born December 9, 1936 in Taylor County, Kentucky. 

His faith was important to him, having been raised in Elk Horn Baptist Church and later he attended Immanuel Baptist Church in Frankfort.Charles was a veteran having served his country with honor in the United States Army.He was a high school teacher and later, the Director of Business Education for the Kentucky Department of Education for many years. He retired from the Public Service Commission in Frankfort, Kentucky.Charles was passionate about many things, especially his family and motivating youth to continue their formal education. He began his own education in a two-room schoolhouse in Elk Horn, graduated from Taylor County High School, completed undergraduate work at Campbellsville College and University, and pursued postgraduate work at Eastern Kentucky University and University of Kentucky, attaining a master’s degree and beyond.He was a loving family member who was passionate about the outdoors, sports, travel, education, music, and dancing. He encouraged his children and extended family to try new forms of activities such as golf, tennis, fishing, boating, skiing, ice skating, swimming, horseback riding, rollerblading, rock climbing, and others. He was dedicated to a healthy lifestyle, remaining active into his late 70s, enjoying downhill skiing in Utah and Colorado. Perhaps his greatest joy was his grandchildren, whom he taught to drive his tractor, shoot a BB gun, play piano, and the basics of the many sports he loved. He was a member of the Lexington Ski Club and the Lexington Cotillion Club, traveling both domestically and internationally with them to ski and dance. He remained a farmer all his life and kept his aging father company by working together on the family farm. He is survived by his two daughters Lissa Suzanne Bright of Las Vegas, Nevada and Leigh Anne Bright of Frankfort; grandchildren Leah Duerren and Aidan James Tucker of Las Vegas; brother George Bright and wife, Floydene of Brentwood, Tennessee; Robert Bright and wife, Donna of Elk Horn; sister Betty Cox of Mannsville; sister Venita Bright and husband, Michael Clark of Frankfort; mother of his children, Betty Jean Bright; several nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends. Charles was preceded in death by a sister, Bonnie Helen Brown.


VISITATION:  10:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M., Saturday, May 15, 2021 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home

FUNERAL SERVICE: 2:00 P.M., Saturday, May 15, 2021 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home in Campbellsville by Rev.  Brent Gupton BURIAL: Campbellsville Memorial GardensEXPRESSIONS OF SYMPATHY REQUESTED TO BE DONATIONS TO ST. JUDE CHILDREN’S RESEARCH HOSPITAL AND MAY BE MADE AT PARROTT & RAMSEY FUNERAL HOME

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