Terry Bright

October 20, 1952 ‒ April 12, 2017

Delaware, Ohio

Terry Bright, age 64 of Delaware, Ohio, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and friend went to meet his Savior Wednesday, April 12, 2017 following a brief battle with cancer.

He was born on October 20, 1952 in Delaware, Ohio to the late Charles and Ora (Danner) Bright. After graduating from Delaware Hayes High School in 1970, he went to work for the Kroger Company.  In a career which spanned 37 years, he worked as Head Grocery Clerk for the S. Sandusky St. Kroger #272 and Receiving Clerk for Delaware Rt. 23 Kroger #857.

While at Kroger he met his bride to be and on June 19, 1975 married Linda (Grady). Together they shared nearly 42 years side by side, raising two daughters hand in hand through life’s journey.

A man of God he lived Christ’s teachings, following the two greatest commandments: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart…”, and “love your neighbor as yourself.”  Terry possessed a helping hand attitude, never saying “no” to someone in need. Because of his selflessness, he became a friend to all who knew him. A regular church attendee, he was a devoted member of Northgate Church.

An outdoorsman at heart, he loved to hunt and fish. His antler room is evidence of his passion for hunting.  He also enjoyed antiquing and collecting vintage milk bottles. In his younger years he was an award winning trap shooter. A scratch golfer, he was a member of several area golf leagues. With his skills as a switch hitter, he was a desired player on multiple softball teams.  Terry was also a fan of watching football and was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan. Blue Limestone Park and Marble Head Lighthouse were a few of his favorite places.

Generous with all that he had, he possessed an amazing servant’s heart and a willingness to lend a helping hand.  He made sure that those around him knew they were loved, and he was delighted by the little things in life.

His favorite hobby was his grandchildren, the delight of his life.  Terry was at his best when his family was happy, which he made his mission in life.

In addition to his beloved wife Linda, he is survived by his daughters: Kelly Bright of Delaware, Jenny (Matt) Carroll of Mishawaka, IN, Grandchildren: Camille, Cassidy, Lucas, Norah Joy, Brother-in-law: Zane Grady, numerous Cousins, including Carl Bennett, and many dear friends.

Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday at the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center, 101 Valleyside Dr. at W. William St., Delaware. Funeral services celebrating the life of Terry Bright will be held 10:00 a.m. Tuesday at the Northgate Church, 7097 E. St. Rt. 37, Sunbury, Ohio 43074. Burial will follow in Blue Church Cemetery near Sunbury.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Northgate Church Building Fund.

Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

  • Linda and family..
    We’re so sorry to hear about Terry.
    He was a very special person and
    Well liked. He surely will be missed.
    Prayers to you and the family!
    Robin-John-Debbie-Jonathan and Justin Scaggs

  • Linda, my sweet friend. I love you. You and your family are in my prayers as God strengthens you and encourages you. I know His Holy Spirit in you will give you peace and eventually some day He will turn your mourning to dancing. I know God and His angels are rejoicing and Terry is totally healed for eternity. Hugs. Amy

  • Linda and family,

    The Obit. says it all… the Terry I loved as a dear friend, to all he met a lasting friendship and a helping hand to anyone in need.
    Treasure your memories,they help a healing heart in the days ahead.

    Naoma VanBrimmer

  • Linda, I am so very sorry for the loss of Terry! My heart is breaking for you and your girls! He was such a sweet and caring man! He always teased me and pulled my hair every time he saw me!
    Louree-Ray and Ray Ray

  • Linda, Bill and I were so shocked by Terrys passing. He was a sweet, caring man and all of our family loved him. We arre so sorry for your loss and praying for you and your family .

  • Linda and family,

    We are so sad to hear of Terry’s passing but rejoice that he is with our Savior. Terry will certainly be missed. His large presence was a welcome sight in any room. It was always a pleasure spending time with both of you. Your encouragement and advice in helping us raise our sons was always appreciated. Our prayers go out to you and your family.
    Love and continued prayers,
    Joe, Marita, Brandon and Matthew

  • Linda,

    I always enjoyed the phone conversations Terry and I did not have. like Terry and l always said, ” when the phone doesn’t ring it’s me”

    Love Joe

  • Linda, I am so, so very sorry for your loss. Prayers for Terry’s safe journey and strength for you and the family.

  • Our local church family has yet again lost a strong but gentle giant, but our heavenly church family is rejoicing! Though I will miss getting to know you better here, I look forward to seeing you later. Linda and family, our love, prayers and hugs.

  • I’m so sorry to hear this linda 🙁 my hearts breaks for you and the kids. He was a wondeful man! One great memory I will always remember is the $1 he always gave my sister and I for a frosty when we saw him at krogers. Gonna miss that man.

  • My deepest condolences. I always enjoyed my conversations with Terry. He will be greatly missed. He is rejoicing in the Lord.

  • Dear Linda I’m so sorry for your loss. Absolutely shocked to hear the news. Terry was a wonderful man. He always made me laugh. He I now with God and watching over his family.

  • What a huge loss but huge gain in heaven. He was such a giving man, so kind spirited.
    Linda, we are so deeply sorry for your loss. He will be missed by so many. Always hold tightly to those wonderful memories till you meet again!!! Jared & I will be praying for strength for you and your family, Tina (VanBrimmer) Martindale

  • Linda, Chris & I were so sorry to hear about Terry’s passing it was so fast. We both lost our first husband & wife. It was the hardest thing I ever had to do. GOD got me through it, I don’t know how I would have made it without him. We are praying for you & your family. We enjoyed talking with Terry at church. He will be missed. Feel free to give me a call anytime you need someone to talk to. Love, Chris & Edna Stanley.

  • Linda, I love you. This scripture is for you and I’m praying for you and everyone in your family.

    “What profit is there in my blood, When I go down to the pit? Will the dust praise You? Will it declare Your truth? Hear, O Lord , and have mercy on me; Lord , be my helper!” You have turned for me my mourning into dancing; You have put off my sackcloth and clothed me with gladness, To the end that my glory may sing praise to You and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give thanks to You forever.”
    Psalms 30:9‭-‬12 NKJV

  • Linda and girls,

    So sorry to hear of Terry’s passing. May your faith give you strength in the days ahead so you can enjoy all the good memories you shared! Terry was such a great guy and you all were such great neighbors!

    Donn and Cindi Breese

  • I know the Lord is comforting you and your family so. I am here for you and you k my longnow you are loved by my family and especially me, my long time friend

  • We were shocked at the passing of such a gentle man, and our whole church body will miss him so much. Our prayers are with you now, and we rejoice thar Terry is with his Lord and Savior for eternity, and we’ll see him again . Love and prayers to you and your family.

  • Kelly,

    Our prayers are with you and your family during this time. May the constant love of caring friends soften your sadness and wonderful memories of your dad bring you comfort. We are here for you always.

    Our Deepest Sympathy, Bryan, Niki, and Logan Gardner

  • Linda and family,
    My heartfelt sympathy and love and prayers are with all of you at this time and always. “Boss” was always a favorite of mine and I truly loved his great sense of humor.

    It was really great when we were neighbors…way back. Please know that I think of you always and if I can do anything to help…talk or whatever please, let me know.

    Joann Reichardt

  • I was saddened to learn of the passing of Terry, who was my middle and high school classmate. My deepest condolences and prayers go out Linda and all of his family and friends. I truly empathize with your grief and sorrow. It is so clear that Terry’s life has had a wonderful and positive impact upon his family, his friends, his church and his community. I pray that you will find comfort and healing even in the midst of your sorrow knowing that he is in the arms of the Lord. I know that he will be greatly missed by all.

  • Remembering Terry’s smile and laughter, and cherishing our time spent together. Linda, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We mourn with you. You are a strong woman of faith, and we know the Lord is comforting you.
    Sending our love,
    Tom and Sharon

  • Our deepest sympathy to Linda, Kelley, Jenny and Family,
    We have many fond memories with you when our children were growing up at Delaware Christian School and at church. Terry was always so friendly every time we would see him at Kroger. Your family holds a special place in our hearts!
    May God grant you comfort and peace. Blessings and Love, David & Janet Sunderman

  • We are sending up prayers for Linda and their family, today and in the days to come. I cannot imagine the heartache that you are experiencing, but I know that the Lord will bring you the comfort and peace that you need.
    Terry was an awesome man of God and leaves behind a legacy for his children and grandchildren to follow.

  • I am so very sorry for your recent loss. Losing a loved one can be a very difficult time for many families. I hope the resurrection promise brings you peace and comfort. At Acts 24:15 we are promised to see our loved ones again. Won’t it be wonderful to see that time come true? Please accept my sincere condolences.

  • So very sad to learn of Terry’s passing. He was a very special and very upbeat classmate! Love and prayers to all.