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Charles L. Bright, 84, Taylor Co., KY (1936-2021)
Charles L. Bright, formerly of Elk Horn, passed away at 4:50 A.M., Saturday, May 8, 2021 in Frankfort. He was 84 years old.
The funeral service will be held at 2pmET on Saturday, May 15, 2021 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon Ave., Campbellsville, KY, officiated by Rev. Brent Gupton. Burial will follow in Campbellsville Memorial Gardens.
Visitation is requested from 10amET until 2pmET on Saturday, May 15, 2021 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home.
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.
Expressions of sympathy requested to be donations to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and may be made at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home.
Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences at parrottramsey.com.
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