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Cecil 'Wayne' Bright

July 30, 2013

Cecil “Wayne” Bright, 61, passed away July 24, 2013.
Wayne was born Aug. 30, 1951, in Hawkinsville, Ga. Wayne was of the Baptist faith. He loved gospel music.
Wayne had many talents including a beautiful singing voice, playing the bass, violin and piano. His children fondly remember him attempting to dance and teaching them to crochet and knit.
Wayne was preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Opal Bright.
Wayne is survived by three sons; Christopher Bright and wife Joelle of South Dakota, Daniel Bright and wife Stephanie of Texas, and Ethan Bright of Benton; one daughter, Livvy Shockley and husband Chaise of Little Rock; six grandchildren, Julian, Aries, Taurin, Klara, Kaely and Evan and one soon to arrive; one sister, Tommie Upchurch of Benton; one brother, Bill Bright and wife Bonnie of Benton; three nephews, Michael, James and Jason, as well as many other family members and friends, all who loved him dearly and will miss him always.
The family will hold a private service. Arrangements are by Smith Family Funeral Home, Benton Chapel.
Online guestbook: or call 501-778-7100 for information.

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