Name Age Place of Birth > Place of Death Newspaper Publication Date Submitter
BRIGHT, Dean L 74  Salem IL      Chad Parson 

Dean L. Bright, 74, of rural Salem, passed away Tuesday, September 27, 2011 at Salem Community Hospital in Salem. He was born Saturday, January 9, 1937 in Boulder, IL; the son of Victor O. and Evelyn (Carter) Bright. Dean married Eula Henson on April 11, 1987 in Chicago, IL. She survives him in Salem.

SURVIVORS….... Wife…………….Eula Henson of Salem

One Son………. Robin (Joyce) Bright of Odin

One Daughter……..Timi (Billy) Pigg of Centralia

2 Step-Daughters……Ronda (Steve) Dempsey of Edwardsville and Kathy Watson of Salem

15 Grandchildren…….Brandon Clark, twins-Calle & Carissa Bright, Chris, Cody, Caleb Shinskey, Michael Shigley and Robert Shigley Jr., Amber Johnson, Zecharih Pigg, Bryan Dempsey, twins-Tyler & Jeremy Dempsey, Joshua and James Watson

7 Great-Grandchildren

Twin Sister……Deloris Jones of Chicago and Sister….Faye Gilley of Geenup, IL

Special Nieces and Nephews

Dean is preceded in death by his parents, Victor and Evelyn; and brother, Bill Victor Bright

Dean worked as an engineer for the Illinois Central Railroad. He served in the Air Force during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the Moose Lodge in Centralia, Eastern Star of Salem, and former Worshipful Master of the Masonic Lodge in Salem. He was also a member of the Alma Christian Church. He liked flying, watching baseball, avid Chicago Cubs fan, and watching game shoes, especially Jeopardy.

VISITATION…... will be conducted on Sunday, October 2, 2011 from 4 PM to 8 PM at the Day Funeral Home in Sandoval.

GRAVESIDE SERVICES…. Will be held on Monday, October 3, 2011 at 11:00 AM at Prichett Cemetery in Boulder. Rev. Randy VanAusdall will officiate the services.

MEMORIALS…. . may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Association.

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