Obituary: James William Bright


James William “Jim” Bright, 73, Fishers, died July 1 at his home. He was born Oct. 3, 1945 to the late William and Mildred (Hieger) Bright in Richmond.

Jim was a 1964 graduate of Richmond High School and received an associate’s degree in 1966 from United Electronics Institute of Louisville. For 41 years, he worked as an electrical engineer for Belden Wire & Cable in Richmond. Jim grew up in the First Christian Church in Richmond, was a member of the Lambda Tau Delta fraternity and served as an assistant Scoutmaster for Troop 114. He married Mary Brenda Cummins Oct. 9, 1966. Whether it was working on a car, landscaping or completing a home-improvement project, Jim could tackle any job and enjoyed the challenge of understanding how things worked. He loved cooking and especially enjoyed making homemade pizza.

Jim is survived by his wife of almost 53 years, Brenda Bright; daughters Melissa Bright Reid and Jennifer “J.J.” (Todd) Sharp; son, Bret (Kimberly) Bright; brother, Stephen Bright; and five grandchildren, Emily Reid (fiancé Cody Perry), Ansley Reid, Lily Sharp and Juliet and Tessa Bright; and a niece, Amanda Carver.

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