|Birth: ||Oct. 20, 1946|
|Death: ||Oct. 1, 2010|
CAVE SPRINGS — Darrel "Butch" Bright, age 63, of Cave Springs, passed away Oct. 1, 2010, at the V.A. Medical Center in Fayetteville. He was born in Bentonville on Oct. 20, 1946, to the late Murlin and Gladys (Ford) Bright.
Mr. Bright served his country in the U.S. Army during Vietnam where he was a member of the First Air Cavalry as a crew chief and door gunner. He received two Bronze Stars, one of which was for valor. He was a member of the American Legion Post 274 in Cave Springs, and a member of Elmdale Baptist Church in Springdale.
He enjoyed gardening and fishing with his grandson.
Survivors include his wife, Susan (Smith) Bright of the home; daughter, Missi Martin and husband Nathan of Rogers; son, Cory Gayer and wife Becky of Fayetteville; son-in-law, Jeff Bockholt and wife Angela of Kansas City, Kan.; sisters, Murlene Rothrock of Wichita Falls, Texas, Athlene Parsons of Fayetteville; and grandchildren, Dyson and Riley Bockholt, Isaac and Samuel Martin.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Holly Bright Bockholt, who passed away in 2003; and a brother, Delwin Lee Bright.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 4, 2010, at Rollins Funeral Home in Rogers. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday at Elmdale Baptist Church, 1700 W. Huntsville Ave., in Springdale, officiated by Pastor Tom Shaw. Burial will follow in Phillips Cemetery near Cave Springs.
Memorials may be made to the American Legion, Post 274, P.O. Box 174, Cave Springs, 72718.
Arrangements are by Rollins Funeral Home of Rogers. Online condolences may be made at www.rollinsfuneral.com.
Murlin R Bright (1909 - 1994)
Gladys Ford Bright (1910 - 1987)
Holly Marie Bright Bockholt (1974 - 2003)*
Infant Twins Bright*
Darrel Bright (1946 - 2010)
Created by: rms
Record added: Oct 04, 2010
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Thank you for serving your country so bravely in Vietnam. It is especially heart breaking loseing our Vietnam soldier boys.|
Judy Owens Wright
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