Robert Lee "Bob" Bright
January 10, 1921 – April 15, 2013
Robert Lee “Bob” Bright passed away peacefully on April 15, 2013, at the age of 92 surrounded by his loved ones in Arlington, Virginia. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Betty Detering Bright, and his daughters and sons-in-law, Ruth and Kenneth Parent and Beth and Marcel Gutierrez, and his first cousin Juanita Moberly of Nashville. Bob was born in Brown County, Indiana, on January 10, 1921, to Lee and Ruth Bright. He graduated from Indiana University in 1942, served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II, and was honorably discharged in December 1945. With his golden speaking voice, he began a 40-year career in radio and television broadcasting and management while awaiting call-up to military service, and resumed activity in this profession after discharge. Early in his radio career, he came down with strep throat and went to the hospital, where he met his wife, a nurse. A devoted husband and father, his greatest joy came from spending time with his family and friends. His warmth, kindness and sense of humor will be missed by all. The funeral is scheduled for Friday, April 19, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. at the United Methodist Church in Nashville, Indiana. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Community Closet, P.O. Box 44, Nashville IN.47448-0044, or to the Nashville United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 518,Nashville, IN.47448
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.BondMitchellFuneralHome.com
- Funeral Service Friday, April 19, 2013
Robert Lee "Bob" Bright
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August 4, 2013
I worked for Bob in the early '70s at WRMF in Titusville, FL. I was still in high school and this was my first radio job. I remember Bob as warm,caring and always having a kind word to say. My sincere sympathies to his wife and family.
May 2, 2013
I met Bob Bright in 1972 when my church at the time had a weekly radio program on WRMF, 1050 AM on Queen St, Titusville FL. A year later I ran it by him about starting another station in town (noncommercial). He pulled out a stack of paper from a drawer and said, here's just one day's worth of rules and paper to keep up with. "You don't know what you're getting into." It was brutal but honest. I have always respected Bob and his crew that I met: Charlie Lyle, Al Richard, and of course Titusville's Icon: June Carter.
Gwen (Runge) Kemp
April 25, 2013
I worked at WRMF for Bob Bright from 1961-1965 doing the logs(traffic) and general office work.June Black Carter worked there from 1957 till about the mid 70's' having her own morning show and then doing Swap Shop. We couldn't have asked for a more fair or kinder boss. Bob and I shared the same birthday and have kept in contact ALL these years! Our deepest sympathy to wife, Betty, his daughters and sons-in-law
April 19, 2013
The newspaper article left out that Bob was general manager of WRMF radio in Titusville, a town located near Cape Canaveral, Florida from 1957 to 1977. He was the best general manager I ever had during my years in broadcasting. I served as his news director for several years. My deepest sympathy to his wife and family...Jim "Biff" Burns.