Charles L. Bright
1936 - 2021
BORN
1936
DIED
2021
FUNERAL HOME
Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home
418 Lebanon Ave.
Campbellsville, KY
Charles L. Bright, 84, of Elkhorn, was born on Dec. 9, 1936, in Taylor County to the late Samuel Allen Bright Jr. and Edith Helen Phillips Bright.
He died at 4:50 a.m. on Saturday, May 8, 2021, in Frankfort.
His faith was important to him, having been raised in Elk Horn Baptist Church and later attending Immanuel Baptist Church in Frankfort.
He was a veteran, having served his country with honor in the United States Army.
He was also a high school teacher, and later worked as the director of business education for the Kentucky Department of Education for many years. He retired from the Public Service Commission in Frankfort.
He 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 Elkhorn, graduated from Taylor County High School, completed undergraduate work at Campbellsville College and University and pursued postgraduate work at Eastern Kentucky University and the 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 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; brothers, George Bright and wife Floydene, of Brentwood, Tennessee, and Robert Bright and wife Donna, of Elkhorn; sisters, Betty Cox, of Mannsville, and Venita Bright and husband Michael Clark, of Frankfort; the mother of his children, Betty Jean Bright; several nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Bonnie Helen Brown.
Funeral services were held May 15 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home by Rev. Brent Gupton.
Burial followed in Campbellsville Memorial Gardens.
Memorial donations may be made to Saint Jude Children's Research Hospital through the funeral home.
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Published by Central Kentucky News-Journal on May 20, 2021.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
May
15
Visitation
10:00a.m. - 2:00p.m.
, KY
May
15
Visitation
10:00a.m. - 2:00p.m.
Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home
418 Lebanon Ave., Campbellsville, KY
May
15
Funeral
2:00p.m.
Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home
418 Lebanon Ave., Campbellsville, KY
May
15
Funeral service
2:00p.m.
Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home
418 Lebanon Ave., Campbellsville, KY
May
15
Burial
Campbellsville Memorial Gardens
, KY
Funeral services provided by:
Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home
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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.
Kimberly Anne Taylor Doss
Friend
May 27, 2021
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
BRAD BURKETT
Friend
May 19, 2021
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.
Kara B. Burkett
Coworker
May 15, 2021
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.
Donna DuVall
Friend
May 14, 2021
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.
patricia armstrong
May 14, 2021
Rest In Peace my Friend, so many good memories of you and our friendship. We will miss you.
Robert Pike
Friend
May 13, 2021
Always the gentleman. Always smiling. Loved to dance!
Mary Jo Schoberth
Friend
May 13, 2021
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