Robert R. Bright

Robert (Bob) R. Bright, age 93, a resident of Lawrence, Kansas, passed away Monday, May 27, 2024.

Bob was born in Lawrence, Kansas on October 6, 1930, the son of Ralph and Delta (Swain) Bright. Bob married Hazel Darlene Proctor of Lawrence on June 7, 1953, and they had two children: Terrence Lee Bright and Jeffrey Lynn Bright.

Bob served four years in the United States Air Force and was employed by Farmland Industries as Director of Sales at the Lawrence nitrogen plant until his retirement in 1987.

He is survived by his children: Terry Bright and wife Kathy (Carpenter) Bright of Duncanville, Texas and Jeff Bright and husband Steve Gass of Kansas City, Missouri; by his three grandchildren: Joshua Bright; Jacob Bright; and Jordan (Bright) Montasser and husband Rob Montasser; and by eight great- grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife Darlene, his parents, and his sister Barbara Zimmerman.

A private graveside service will be held on Thursday, May 30, 2024, at Lawrence Memorial Park. Friends may call at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home in Lawrence on Wednesday, May 29, 2024, from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. The casket will remain closed.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the Lawrence Humane Society, the First Christian Church of Lawrence, or any other preferred charity/non-profit organization. Memorials may be mailed to Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1260, Lawrence, Kansas 66044. Online condolences may be made at .

Arrangements are under the direction of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home & Crematory.

Messages & Condolences

From Patsy Gunter...

I am saddened by your loss Jeff, please accept my sincerest condolences!

From Cindy Wienstroer...

Jeff & Steve: so sorry to hear of your father’s death. I pray for comfort and peace.

From Mark Niermann and Enrique MacGregor...

Dear Jeff & Steve,
Sending you our deepest condolences from Dallas together with a big hug..

From Doug and Roger...

Dear Terry, Jeff, family and friends,

Your wounds from Bob’s passing will always be there, but your memories will help your bodies heal. Memories will live on forever.

– Your presence we miss
– Your memory we treasure
– Loving you always
– Forgetting you never
~ Author Unknown ~

From Paul and Suzie Koontz...

We did not know Bob but his son is our neighbor, and you could not ask for a better one. We send our condolences to his family.

From Carol Guy...

Bob was loved and respected always by anyone that ever knew him. He was a true gentleman and will be deeply missed. He was my favorite Brother-in-law and not just because he was the only one I had. He always called me Carol Lee, knowing full well that it was Carol Ann. I cherish my memories of Bob.

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