Wyoming – Roy G. Bright, 75, of Wyoming, died at 11:36 p.m. Friday, January 3, 2014, at his residence.
Roy was born June 19, 1938, in Chicago, the son of Roy, Sr. and Veda Clark Bright. He married Eleanor Dively and she preceded him in death. Also preceding him in death was a daughter, Lisa Scheffert.
Surviving is his life partner Jane Jaggard of Wyoming; her daughter, Melissa Beamer of Kirkersville, OH, and her granddaughter, Madison Rains. Also surviving are many friends that Roy considered family, Judy & Danny Behm, Jim & Kathy Behm, Linda Klobucher, Kari Klobucher, Dusty, Misty & Myah Dykema, Tim & Debbi Behm and their sons, T.J. & Cameron Behm, Becky Behm, Jim Nace, Scott Nace, and Nikki & William Lafferty.
Roy was a United States Army veteran. He worked as a policeman for the City of Peoria, retiring in1988. He then went to work part time as a police officer for the City of Lacon, retiring from there in 2005. He loved listening to old radio shows and in 1968, he had a half hour radio show called “Do you remember these”. Roy was a die-hard St. Louis Cardinal’s fan and he never missed a game.
Cremation has been accorded and a graveside service with burial of ashes will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 11, 2014, at SnarevilleCemetery, rural Wyoming. Rev. Matthew Noffke will officiate. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7:00 p.m. Friday, January 10, 2014, at Haskell-Hott Funeral Homes in Wyoming.
Memorial contributions may be made to First Congregational United Church of Christ in Wyoming or a charity of the donor’s choice.