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Wesley Bright

Wednesday, March 13, 2002

Charles Wesley Bright of Jackson, the son of the late Grover C. and Sophia C. Knoppf Bright, was born May 22, 1915 in Swinton and died Monday, March 11, 2002, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau at the age of 86. He was united in marriage to Florence Hyslop Bright on Nov. 7, 1936, she survives. Mr. Bright farmed in the Bloomfield Community for many years. From 1952 - 1961, he worked at the former Carney Meat Packing in Dexter. In 1961, he moved to Cape Girardeau and owned and operated Bright's Mobil Gas Station. He worked for Dr. Schoss on his farm, worked at the former Florsheim Shoe Factory in Cape Girardeau, and then farmed the family farm on Route Y. In 1991, he moved to Jackson and went to the Lutheran Home in 2000. He was a member of Hanover Lutheran Church since 1969, where he was involved in the Men's Club, served on the Stewardship Board, the Teen Committee, and was an usher for many years. Besides his wife, he is survived by one son, Donald Bright of Augusta, Ga.; by four grandchildren; by two sisters, Freda Tucker of Murphysboro, Tenn. and Bernice Kelly of Ruskin, Fla. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters. Visitation will be held at the McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson on Wednesday, March 13 from 4 - 8 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday, March 14 at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Jeff Sippy officiating. Interment will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery in Cape Girardeau with McCombs Funeral Home of Jackson in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to the Hanover Lutheran Building Fund or the New Home Cemetery Fund at Puxico.