Michael Vaughn Bright

19 April, 19623 February, 2021

Michael V. Bright, of Flint, Michigan passed away on February 3, 2021 at 58 years of age.

Michael was born in Flint on April 19, 1962 to Vaughn and Amanda Bright. He graduated from Hamady High School in 1981 and worked at Suski Chevrolet in Birch Run for the past 20 years. Mike was an avid race car driver for many years; spending many nights and weekends perfecting the sport. Number 3 will always be thought of when thinking of Mike. He also spent any extra spare time hunting and fishing with his dad, brothers, son Kolt, and nephews in Hale, Michigan at the Bright Family Cabin that he loved so much, and tinkering in the cabin garage with a Coke and his dog, Onyx. Driving around the lakes was where he was most at peace.

Mike is survived by his sons: Kolt Bright and Shaun Bright; daughter Sierra (Priest) Slater; brothers: Brad (Carmen) Bright and Kevin (Amy) Bright; "Close as Brothers": Marky Verhegghe and Damon Krummel; nieces: Kayla and Jamie Bright; nephews: Nick Bright, Bradley Bright, Jordan Verhegghe, and godson Jarrett Bright; many friends, coworkers, and extended family members. He was preceded in death by his mother, Amanda Wilma (nee Ward) Bright; father, Vaughn Dale Bright; and all of his loving grandparents.

Mike's family would like to thank Andy Suski and all of the Suski family for their continued love and support shown to Mike over the past 20 years.

The family will greet friends from 12:00pm - 8:00pm for a memorial visitation on Friday, February 12, 2021 at Reigle Funeral Home, 5501 W. Pierson Rd., Flushing, Michigan. In accordance with state and local mandates, please wear a facial covering when visiting, practice social distancing and comply with gathering limitations of 25 guests at a time.

Fond memories and condolences may be offered to the family via the online guest book at


  • Memorial Visitation

    Friday, 12 February , 2021


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John Weaver

5 March 2021

Very Sorry to hear of Mike's passing. I will always remember our days at the track! God Speed Mike ! My thoughts and prayers go out to all the friends & family. God Bless

Cindy AuClair

8 February 2021

Mike you were a Great Guy, Gone way too soon, May you RIP and May your family be a peace though this extremely difficult time.

James and Therese Liggett

8 February 2021

We are so sorry and saddened to hear about Mike.
Many thoughts and our deepest Condolences to the entire family.
James and Therese Liggett

Dorn and Sandra Morse

8 February 2021

My condolences to Mike's family. We will truly miss Mike's smile and kindness. We live up north not far from Mike's cabin. He stopped and visited us and was hoping to go for dinner with him at the cedar bar but didn't make it with covid. Whenever we go by his cabin we always looked in to see if he was there. I no he loved being up north with his family. We will always remember him. Still can't believe he is gone.

Jodi Frank

8 February 2021

I’ll miss seeing that happy face greeting me during my many visits to Suski. You’ve been a dear friend and will be missed.

vincent freeman

7 February 2021

Mike was a good competitor on our local tracks. I'll always remember his Snap-On #3. R.I.P. Mike

Kevin & Tonya Venable

7 February 2021

Kolt, Shaun, Brad & Kevin, & Families,
Please accept our condolences in the lost of Mike, Let the many Memories you have of Mike & made with Mike comfort during these difficult days . 🙏

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