Darl Edward Bright

Mr. Darl Edward Bright, 82, of 12 Easy St. in Elkins and formerly of Belington, departed this life Thursday morning Aug. 22, 2013, at his home following a period of declining health.

He was born March 2, 1931, at White, W.Va., in Randolph County, a son of the late Lenzy Thomas and Leona Maude (Vanscoy) Bright.

On Sept. 22, 1950, he was united in marriage to the former Elaine Gibson, who preceded him in death on April 2, 2002.

Survivors include one brother, Roy Bright of Colora, Md.; nephew Allen King and wife, Sue, of Montrose; nieces, Connie Purdum and husband, Steve, of Montrose; Laura Bright of Colora, Md. and Terri Bright of San Antonio, Texas; one brother-in-law Charles Gibson of Belington; sisters-in-law Lucille Kitchen, Irene Coontz, Carol Daugherty and Janet Simmons; several other nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews also survive.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Sharon Lucille Bright; one sister Opal Darlene King; sisters-in-law Bonnie Bright and Angelena Williams; nephew Randy King and an infant niece Christina Bright.

Mr. Bright attended the schools of Randolph County and was a Veteran of the United States Army. He was retired from the Ohio Operating Engineers Union, where he was employed for many years in the construction trade. He was a lifetime member of the Laurel Mountain Post No. 410 VFW in Belington and was a Methodist by faith. Mr. Bright was an avid coon hunter and won many championship ribbons and trophies. He dearly loved Belington and all his friends there who he considered family especially those at Dianne’s Restaurant.

Graveside services will be conducted 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013, from the Concord Cemetery near Belington with the Rev. Jimmie E. Tallman officiating. Full military rites will be accorded by the Belington American Legion Post No. 96 in Belington. Interment will then follow.

The Talbott Funeral Home in Belington is in charge of the arrangements for Mr. Darl Edward Bright. Condolences can be made to the family at www.talbottfuneralhome.com.