Obituary Andrew “Jack” Brightwell
June 24, 1929 – January 23, 2014
On January 23, 2014, Jack passed away at his home after a lengthy illness and entered eternal life. Jack was 84 years old. He was born on June 24, 1929 in Louisville Kentucky to Eugene and Ella Brightwell. Jack grew up with his 5 brothers in Louisville before entering the Army in 1951. He was honorably discharged in 1953. After the Army, Jack worked in Downy California at Boeing. He retired after 25 plus years of service. In 1989 Jack moved to Gardnerville, Nevada. He was a member of the First Baptist Church and the Elk’s Club. Jack married Marilyn Harris on August 24, 1997. Jack was a man of deep faith and love for Jesus Christ his Savior. He was loving, kind and compassionate, and his grateful spirit and generosity were greatly appreciated. Jack was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and first wife Helen. Jack is survived by his wife Marilyn, two brothers Herbie and Bob Brightwell, his four step children Robert Morgan of New York, Doyle Harris of Genoa, NV, Doug Harris of Pollock pines CA and Sandy Girdner of Minden, NV, six grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren, all of whom he loved dearly. Jack’s family and friends are so blessed to have had him in our lives, and we will miss him. A memorial service is scheduled for February 1, 2014 at the First Baptist Church on 1311 Centerville Lane, Gardnerville, NV at 3:30 PM. In Lieu of flowers, the family requests any donations be made to the First Baptist Church or the charity of your choice.