Aron D. Bright, 50, of Coatesville, IN, passed away following a seven month battle with cancer on Monday, January 25, 2021. He was born May 17, 1970, in Connersville, IN, to Phillip and Susan Bright, they survive.
After growing up in Centerville, IN, Aron attended Manchester College, competed as a National Qualifier wrestler and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Social Studies Education. He then married Marcia (Gould) Bright on May 29, 1993, she survives. Aron began his teaching and coaching career at Centerville High School, then transferred on to Avon High School in 1995 where he remained employed to this day. In his many years as an educator, football coach and wrestling coach he had a positive influence on countless lives. Aron was an excellent storyteller of history and humor. In 2011, he earned a Masters in History from Indiana State University. He then transitioned at Avon HS to teaching the largest dual credit US History course by enrollment in Indiana through Vincennes University Excel program.
Aron also operated his own highly successful business, Bright Firearms Training. Aron competed nationwide in USPSA competitive pistol shooting competitions at the Master Class Level. He was also a published author in multiple gun training and wrestling publications. Other survivors include his children Alyssa and Royce Bright of Coatesville IN; Amanda (Jon) Brookbank of Springport, IN, and Adam (Gale) Bright of Bargersville, IN, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
All services will be at Calvary Church, 1290 South Center Street, Plainfield IN on Saturday, January 30, 2021. His calling hours will be from 10am to 2pm and everyone is welcome to fellowship with each other and greet Aron’s family. Pastor Brian Hall will officiate his funeral service the same day at 2pm. There is a signup available for the funeral service so we can accomodate for everyone’s safety during the pandemic. The signup is available on facebook or by contacting the family directly.
In lieu of flowers, Aron would prefer donations be made to the Jon L. Mitchell Foundation, which supports the Mill Creek Community and a Cascade High School graduating senior scholarship each year. Donations can be mailed to: First National Bank, PO Box 363, Clayton, IN 46118. Checks can be made out to JLM Foundation. Online condolences may be shared at www.conklefuneralhome.com.