David Roger Bright
Dr. David Roger Bright, DVM, "Doc Bright" passed away on November 3, 2019 at Ascension St. Vincent Hospital - Indianapolis. He was born in Vanlue, Ohio on June 29, 1931 to William Erman Bright and Bertha Irene McRill Bright. He was a graduate of Vanlue High School in 1949 and from Ohio State University in 1956 with a DVM degree. He also served in the U.S. Army Reserve. Following graduation, he practiced veterinary medicine in Rossville, Indiana with his brother, Ben. He later worked as a research veterinarian in Terre Haute for Commercial Solvents Corp. (aka IMC, Pittman-Moore and Mallinckrodt). In semi-retirement, he worked part-time in veterinary clinics in the Terre Haute area into his 70s. He loved to golf and was an avid fan of several sports teams, particularly the Buckeyes and the Cleveland Indians.
Surviving are his wife, Laura; and stepdaughters, Kristie Soder of Terre Haute and Carrie Welborn (Burress) of Madison, AL. He is also survived by the mother of his children, Donna Hunter of Hendersonville, NC; his daughters, Teresa Espey of Carmel and Susan Bright (Jeff Matthews) of Anchorage, AK; his sons, Greg Bright (Julie) of Indianapolis and Stu Bright (Nancy) of Carmel; grandchildren Bryce Espey, Adrian Espey, Eli Matthews, Kristen Bright, Colin Bright, Jesse Bright (Laurie), Coleman Bright (Lauren) and Corey Bright; and great-grandchildren Isaac Bright, Matilda Bright and Sonora Bright. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Joe and Ben; and sisters Carol and Joyce Jane.
At David's request, there will be a private service at Angel Hill Golf Course in Rossville, IN. David has requested that charitable contributions not be made in his remembrance.
Published on November 7, 2019


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Keri Guthridge
Nov 07, 2019
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Stuart Bright
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