Gary Lee Bright

Monday, January 11, 2021

Gary Lee Bright, 64, of Bolivar, Mo., passed away Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Kansas City, Kan. Gary was born in St. Louis, Mo., on April 4, 1956, to parents, Frank and Virginia Bright. Gary was recently retired from his 40 year career in the steel industry. Gary loved the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing everywhere he lived in Missouri, Arkansas, Texas and Iowa. He was an avid football fan, cheering for the Missouri Tigers and Arkansas Razorbacks. He also loved gardening and growing his own food. He loved living off the land when he was able. He thoroughly enjoyed talking to and bragging on his grandchildren.

Gary was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife of 20 years, Ellen Godley Bright; children, Gary Bright (Morgan), Melissa Bright, Melissa Mantz and Emily Mantz Williams (Bradley); and grandchildren, Trinity Bright, Keegan Bright, Austin Bright and Whitney Williams.

Gary will be truly missed by all who loved him. The family requests any memorials be made to the American Heart Association.