Donald R. Brightwell, 56, of Frankfort, died February 7, 2021 at his home following an illness. He was born October 2, 1964 in St. Louis, Missouri to Donald & Madeline Carol (Gray) Brightwell. He married Samantha Diane Robinson on July 15, 1988 and she survives.
Don was a 1982 graduate of Lakeview High School in Decatur, IL. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He was a member of the Carpenters Union, Local 215 and loved working construction. Don was of the Southern Baptist faith. He loved his job and enjoyed fishing, camping, and having a good time.
Visitation and Services
Visitation will be 3-5 p.m. Thursday, February 11, 2021 at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main St., Frankfort. No services are planned. Memorial donations may be made to Tippecanoe County Habitat for Humanity, 420 S 1st St., Lafayette, IN 47905. Out of respect for the health, safety, and comfort of all in attendance, guests will be expected to adhere to current CDC guidelines regarding appropriate social distancing and the wearing of masks.
Wife: Samantha Brightwell of Frankfort, 3 Sons: Shane (Rebecca) Brightwell of Lafayette, Job David (Ashley) Brightwell of Minier, IL, Justin R. Brightwell of Frankfort, 2 Daughters: Amber (Terence) Mallory of Plano, IL, Holly (Cory) McGinnis of Minier, IL, Parents: Donald & Madeline Brightwell, Sister: Linda Carol (William) Spires of Chatham, IL, 14 Grandchildren and 1 Great Grandchild.