James A. Brightwell, age 85, passed away Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, at Bartow Regional Medical Center in Bartow of respiratory failure.
Born Sept. 23, 1928, in St. Albans, W.Va., Mr. Brightwell was a resident of Bartow since 1977, moving from Fairbanks, Alaska.
He was a retired Chief Master Sgt. in the U.S. Air Force.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, at Whidden-McLean Funeral Home.
Interment with military honors were held at Wildwood Cemetery, Bartow.
Email condolences to family at www.whiddenmcleanfuneralhome.com.
Whidden-McLean Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.