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CREVE COEUR ~ James Wayne “Jim” Bright, 58, of Creve Coeur, passed away at 4:35 p.m. Sunday, January 22, 2017 at his home.

Born June 16, 1958 in Pekin to Louis Norvin and Donna Jean (Fox) Bright, he married Kristi Sands on June 2, 1990 in Peoria.

Surviving are his wife; his mother of Florida; one step-son, Chad (Jolene) Edwards of East Peoria; three grandchildren, Joel Wilson, Jacelyn and Hannah Edwards; one brother, Mark A. Bright of North Pekin and two sisters, Diana (Ed) Cox of Florida and Joyce (Alan) Woll of Georgia.

He was preceded in death by his father and two sisters, Cathy Bright and Lynne Courtway.

Jim has served his country in the United States Navy. He loved and believed in the U.S. Military.

He worked at Case IH in Goodfield as a mill and lathe operator, last working Friday.

An avid Cubs fan, Jim enjoyed putting together model airplanes and warships and also enjoyed grilling outside year around.

A gathering celebrating Jim’s life will be at a later date. Cremation has been accorded by Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Creve Coeur.

Memorial contributions may be given to EP!C, Special Education School, 1913 W. Townline Rd., Peoria, IL 61615.

To express condolences online, visit www.preston-hanley.com