Joseph “Joe” Wayne Bright, Sr.

Published 4:33 pm Tuesday, May 30, 2023

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Joseph Wayne Bright, Sr., of Siloam, North Carolina passed peacefully on Monday, May 29th, 2023 at Novant Medical Center in Winston-Salem, NC.

Memorial Services will be held at Everett’s Church of Christ on Thursday, June 1st, 2023 at 7 p.m. Marty Alligood and Dennis Davis officiating.

Joe, as he was fondly known, was born in Beaufort County to the late Joseph Arden Bright and Etta Belote Bright on April 8, 1947 and was graduate of Bath High School Class of 1966. On August 6th, 1967, he married Bettie Jo Cherry (Old Ford) who preceded him in death in May 2010. He was also preceded in death by his son, Joe “Joey” Bright Jr., in December 2011 and his brother Charles “CT” Bright in 2015.

Joe is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Amanda and David Somers of Washington.

A man of many ventures, Joe was previous owner of Bright’s Truck Repair and Homestead Furniture and also enjoyed his time working with his “favorite uncle” Charlie at Commercial Truck of Washington. Joe enjoyed making furniture and restoring old tractors, especially, Allis Chalmers. He was a member of the Pinetown Church of Christ and formally of New Home Church of Christ in Dobson, N.C.

Many, many thanks to all of his friends and family who supported him through continued communication during his sickness and absence from Beaufort County. You all held a special place in his heart.

Amanda and David will receive friends before the service on Thursday evening and other times at their home 93 Neck Road, Washington, NC.

In lieu of flowers, please consider Bath High School Preservation.