Gary L. Bright, 60, of Fort Myers, died Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, following a heart attack. He was born in Moline, Ill., to Myron Bright and Shirley Horstman.
He graduated from Maryvale High School in Phoenix, Ariz., in 1970. He married Jackie Johnson in 1973, and they had three children, Cori Lynn, Christopher Lee and Sean Richard.
He enjoyed a career in talk and news radio throughout Illinois before becoming involved in business management. Throughout his professional career, he enjoyed time as the executive director of the Sauk Valley, Clear Lake, Iowa, and Lehigh Acres chambers of commerce.
Outside of his professional work, he enjoyed golf, trips to Walt Disney World and discussing politics.
Above all, his passion was his family. A recent transplant to the Southwest Florida area, he loved spending time with his wife, children and two grandchildren, Jackson and Brooklyn.
Family and friends attended a visitation on Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, at Hodges Funeral Home, with the funeral service following. Interment was in Lee Memorial Park Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to an education fund for his grandchildren. Make checks payable to: Edward Jones FBO Gary Bright Educational Fund, and mail to: Edward Jones, c/o Steve Thomas, 3509 Lee Blvd., Suite 3, Lehigh Acres, FL 33971.