George Ernest Bright

George Ernest Bright peacefully passed away on Friday June 18th, 2021, in Morgantown, WV. He was 90 years old. 

He was born on November 30, 1930, in Clarksburg, WV.

George was born to the late Percy W. and Jennie M. Bright of Summersville, WV.  He was “Womb Mate” to his late twin brother John Amos Bright of Roanoke, VA.  The twins are survived by their younger brother William T. Bright and sister-in-law Patty Bright of Summersville, WV.

George was married to Mildred T. Bright, who preceded him in death on January 7, 2020. They were married on December 27th, 1959, in Morgantown, WV and were together for 60 years.

George is survived by his children Jennifer Marie Bright of Winchester, VA and George Thompson Bright of Kill Devil Hills, NC; grandchildren, Jack Wade Blazek of Winchester, VA and Braedon Thompson Bright of Kill Devil Hills, NC; and his sister-in-law Betty Bright from Roanoke, VA, along many nieces and nephews across the country.

George graduated from Nicholas County High School and went on to graduate from West Virginia Wesleyan College with a Bachelor of Science in Business and Economics. He served in the Army/Airforce and the Army Reserves. Once he married Mildred, then he became part of the family businesses Thompson’s of Morgantown and Morgantown Printing and Binding. He later retired as Vice President.

George loved sports and excelled in basketball, playing well into his Army/Airforce days. He enjoyed animals, especially dogs, many were his loyal companion while he drove his Gravely Tractor doing yard work. He was the best person to engage with to watch a funny movie, listen to all types of music and eventually hum along. George taught his children how to swim, ride bikes, fish and to most importantly laugh at themselves.

 In accordance with his wishes, cremation services have been provided by Hastings Funeral Home. A private family memorial will take place later this summer.

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