In loving memory of

Tom L. Bright
September 25, 1940 - July 20, 2020

Tom L. Bright, 79, passed away unexpectedly at home on Monday, July 20, 2020, after a brief illness. Tom was born on September 25, 1940, to the late Richard and Elsie Bright. On July 2, 1967, he married the love of his life, Judy Gasper, and she survives. Tom had previously worked at G.S. George Chair Co., Essex, and United Technology. He also had served in the Army. Tom was a member of Sunnycrest Baptist Church, and was a lifetime member of the NRA, Walker Association, Grant County Coon Association, North American Hunters Club, and the American Leopard Coon Hound Association. His favorite pastime was spending time with his grandchildren.

Tom is survived by his wife, Judy; children, Melissa (Jed) CalvertOakwood, OH, Brian Bright, Fairmount, and Greg Bright, Marion; grandchildren, Zach Bright, San Antonio, TX, and Isaiah Bright, US Navy; brothers, Jerry (Carmen) and Jeff Bright, both of MI; and sisters, Sue Rodman, MI, Marlene Lines, Goshen, and Debbie Hershberger, MI.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Elsie; brothers, Greg, Richard Sonny, Mike, and Rex Bright; and sister, Kathy Pomeroy.

Arrangements for Tom have been entrusted to the College Park Chapel of Armes-Hunt Funeral Home. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Jude Childrens Hospital, or to Sunnycrest Baptist Church. Online memories and condolences may be shared at


John Stover wrote on Jul 29, 2020:

"Tom and I worked together at Essex in Marion. Tom was a super friend and will be missed. Rest in Peace my friend..... John Stover"

Marlene bright lines wrote on Jul 29, 2020:

"He was the only Brother I really respected if he told something it was for your own . I miss you and love You I will Never forget you and the time I spent with you , just was not long enough ,but I will see You again in heaven. Love And miss you your sis "

Michelle Herschbach, Boner wrote on Jul 22, 2020:

"Dear Aunt Judy and family of Uncle Tom, I love and miss you all. I'm so sorry that Uncle Tom is gone . Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you always. I have many wonderful memories and know he's with Jesus. Hugs and prayers are with you. Love, Michelle Herschbach, Boner"

Amanda futrell wrote on Jul 21, 2020:

"Hi I am toms niece my name is Amanda Futrell I loved my Uncle Tom very much rest in peace Uncle Tom love u"