Clarence Oran Bright


(July 9, 1939 – September 27, 2023)

Clarence Oran Bright, 84 years old, of Hamilton TX, passed away peacefully at his home, September 27, 2023. He was born in Hammon, OK on July 9, 1939 to Clarence E. Bright and Mossy Bright. Clarence was survived by sister Lennie Gillentine of Iredell, TX, son Dwaine Bright & Wife Cathy of Rockwall, TX, grandson Dale Robinson of Walnut Springs, TX, granddaughter Misty & Husband Mark Stringfellow of Forney, TX, and eight great grandchildren; Caroline Robinson, Gregory Robinson, Lauren Robinson, Jacob Gooch, Joshua Gooch, Ty Robinson, Dalen Robinson.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Mossy Bright, Father, Clarence E. Bright, his loving wife of 42 years, Loretta Marie Bright, daughter Elaine Hamm, son-in-law Bobby Hamm, Brothers Raymond Bright, Roy Bright, Ray Bright, Sister Lavon Jackson, grandson Clayton Dwaine Bright, and grandson TJ Hamm.

Clarence was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He believed in working hard and keeping everything in a nice, neat condition. He always kept a project or task to fall back on as he believed work was never finished. He loved to stay busy and was one of the hardest working men you could ever know.

He began a life working construction back in 1959 traveling all over Texas, Oklahoma, and Louisianna to build highways and roads. Later he started his own trucking company in 1970 while continuing to build highways & roads. Later in 1995 he partnered with his son Dwaine to establish Bright Excavation Inc. in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area. They continued working together for 22 years, then selling the business in 2017.

Clarence never really retired after that, he just found more things to invest in that he could improve with all his many talents. He enjoyed making things better, as he took a lot of pride in his work. In the little time he was not working, he enjoyed hunting and fishing. He surely left us all something to remember him by, whether it touched our hearts, or our nerves, he made an unforgettable impression on anyone who knew him. He will be truly missed by many!

Service Information

Visitation will be held from 2 until 3 p.m. on Saturday, September 30, at the Harvest Hills Funeral Home in Hico. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, September 30, at the Harvest Hills Funeral Home Chapel, located at 118 Second Street in Hico. Burial will follow in the Hico Cemetery.

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