BRIGHT, Karl Dennis
BRIGHT, PAINTER, COX, DAVIS
Posted By: Betsy Monson Roberts (email)
Date: 4/26/2017 at 19:19:08
On April 13, 1921 in Ottumwa there was born to Lloyd and Margaret Bright a son, Dennis Karl. The close of his life came on Tuesday, August 29, 1961 at the age of forty years, 4 months and 16 days at St. Joseph, MO in the Missouri Methodist Hospital.
With the exception of a few years spent with his parents in Colorado, the most of his life was spent in the Lineville community. He was a man highly respected by all who knew him.
When his country called in World War II he went into service on September 20, 1942 in Co. "A" 18th Tank Batallion until November 30, 1945 when he received an honorable discharge. His military occupational specialty was truck driver for officers and his campaign included Northern France, Ardennes, Normandy, Rhineland and Central Europe. Decorations and citations included: Victory medal, American Theater Ribbon, European African Star, three overseas service bars and one service stripe, Good Conduct medal and two 331st Infantry 44 Bronze Star medals.
Karl was active in community affairs, being a member of the Lions Club, Odd Fellow Lodge, American Legion and Fourth District Rural Carriers Association.
For some 14 years he had been associated with his father in the Bright Produce and Feed Business and during that time he also served as a substitute Rural Mail carrier for 8 years.
On September 4, 1943 he was united in marriage to Mary E Painter and they became the parents of four daughters: Karla France (born while her father was in France), Denniseen Kay, Kathy Jean and Karma Rose, all of whom survive him.
Besides his wife Mary and four daughters he is survived by his parents; two sisters, Norma Lee Cox of Lineville and Claire Rose Davis of Des Moines and a large circle of other relatives and by friends who are numbered by all who knew him.
Funeral services were held at the Lineville Methodist Church. Interment was in the Evergreen Cemetery. UNKNOWN SOURCE.
Wayne Obituaries maintained by Ann Selvig.
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