Bright R. Shreck, 91, of Lewisburg, passed away peacefully on Friday, Sept. 29, 2017, at his niece's home in Winfield, where he resided under her care since June.
He was born July 14, 1926, in Lewisburg, a son of the late Jacob and Grace (Smith) Shreck. On Oct. 30, 1954, Bright married Helen W. (Walter) and were married for 52 years until her death on March 4, 2007.
Bright served his country proudly in the Army and was stationed in Germany in 1954. He was honorably discharged in 1956.
He worked on the family farm his entire life and also worked at Milton Steel, retiring in 1989 after 29 years of service.
He was a member of West Milton United Methodist Church for nearly 81 years. Bright served in many different capacities over the years, Adult Sunday school teacher being the most recent. He was also a member of the Farm Bureau.
Bright loved working outdoors, planting and taking care of his vegetable garden, cutting firewood, but most of all, he loved spending time with his family; making ice cream for the 4th of July family gathering hosted at his home for many years.
Bright is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, David and Linda Shreck, of Bealeton, Va.; one grandson, Bryan Shreck; two great-grandsons, Deondre and Jordan McNeil; two sisters-in-law, Geraldine Shreck and Mable June Walter; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents and wife, Bright was preceded in death by one son, Richard Shreck; one granddaughter, Jamie McNeill; and one brother, Robert Shreck.
A public viewing will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday and from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, followed by the funeral at 11, at the Dale Ranck Cremation & Funeral Care, 125 N. Front St., Milton, with the Rev. John E. Lee and Pastor Christine C. Mastin officiating.
Burial with full military honors will follow in Church Hill Cemetery, Lewisburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to Geisinger Home Health Hospice, 100 Academy Drive, Danville, PA 17821, or to West Milton United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 51, White Deer, PA 17887.
Send online condolences at HeffnerCare.com.
Published on October 1, 2017