OBITUARY

Paul J. Bright

December 7, 1917August 6, 2014
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Paul J. Bright, age 96 of Beavercreek, Ohio, passed away peacefully at Hospice of Dayton with family by his side on Wednesday, August 6, 2014. He was preceded in death by his caring wife of 54 years, Virgie Carnes Bright; sisters and brothers-in-law, Gaynelle & Oscar Turner, Rebeca Bright, Daurine & James Edwards, Sarah & Carl Muncy Sr., Mary & Bill Blair, Priscilla Stamps; brothers and sisters-in-law, Bill Bright & Diane Robinson, James & Ruth Bright, A.D. Bright Jr. and Edwin Bright.

Paul is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Vickie & Lee Test of Bellbrook and Debbie & Jamie Fisher of Beavercreek, grandchildren Lindsay Fisher of Boulder, CO and Ryan Fisher of Beavercreek; brothers and sisters-in-law, Robert & Brenda Bright of Beavercreek and George & Betty Bright of Monterey, TN; sisters-in-law and brother-in-law, Dorothy Rapp of Livingston, TN, Phina Bright and Morris Stamps both of Monterey, TN; and numerous nieces & nephews.

Paul was born December 7, 1917 in Monterey, TN, the oldest son of Anderson Dorsey Bright Sr. and Hallie Mae Walker Bright. He served in the U.S. Army in World War II. Paul retired from Dayton Tire & Rubber Co.—Firestone with 31 years of service and had served on the company’s Fire Brigade for many years. In earlier years Paul enjoyed fishing, boating, biking, swimming, and his CB radio known as “Night Owl.” More recent, he was excited to be a recipient of “Honor Flight Dayton” to Washington D.C. for Veterans to see their Memorials. Paul loved his family.

Funeral Services will be Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at 11:00 AM at TOBIAS FUNERAL HOME-BEAVERCREEK CHAPEL, 3970 Dayton-Xenia Road, Beavercreek, OH 45432 with Pastor Bob Brown officiating. Interment will follow at Valley View Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends Monday, August 11 from 6:00–8:00 PM at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Dayton or Honor Flight Dayton. Condolences can be sent to the family at www.tobiasfuneralhome.com.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Monday, August 11, 2014
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, August 12, 2014

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Interment
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Belinda Sanders

August 13, 2014

Remember all the good times you shared with your father and all the love he gave you throughout the years. He is not gone. He will live in your heart forever.

Jim Mills

August 12, 2014

Vickie and Debbie,
Although we can't be with you today, you are very much in our thoughts. Your father had a great sense of humor - that may account for his long life - and a winning smile.
I think he may have known that life is a whole lot more humorous than it seems as we are living it.
May you find peace and joy in his memory.
Jim and Gail Mills

Jim Mills

August 12, 2014

Vickie and Debbie,

Although we can

August 11, 2014

Lindsay, our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. From your friends in Integrated Marketing (Micro Motion).

Roxanne Farrier

August 11, 2014

Vickie & Lee,

I am so sorry for your loss. Your Father will always hold a special place in your heart! He is in good Hands now.
Love,
Roxanne

michelle jones

August 11, 2014

I am so sorry Vickie I know how much you cared for your dad I know he knew how much you loved him

August 9, 2014

Sorry to read of Mr. Bright's passing. I had the chance to meet him just once when he went on Honor Flight May 28, 2011, I thanked him for his service and he signed my WWII Memorial book. Condolences to his family and friends... And to all the WWII Veterans...Bless Em All...Bless Em All...
Jeffrey Miller Dayton Ohio

August 9, 2014

We are sorry for your loss, Vickie & Lee. We hope all of your precious memories of your Father will be foremost in your minds during this trying time. Just knowing that he is now out of pain, hopefully will help. His memory will forever be with you.
Love,
Connie & Don Weber

Sandy Bright Gibbs

August 9, 2014

Paul Bright is one of my paternal uncles. He fought a good long fight after various accidents and was a very strong man. I am thankful for the conversations and stories he gave me. He will be greatly missed. He is resting peacefully and has joined many loved ones.

Virginia Johnson

August 9, 2014

My heartfelt prayers reach out to you; Vickie, Lee, Debbie, Jamie, Lindsay and Ryan, during your time of sorrow.
Your Father, Grandfather, was a very special, kind man. He has left many memories with all the family with his laughter and caring ways. My heart is sad, but yet I rejoice in knowing he is at peace and with our loving Lord. We will all walk together again.