Longtime Chattanooga businessman and musician Fletcher Bright died Christmas Day. He was 86.

Safe passage to Fletcher Bright who passed this morning surrounded by family in Lookout Mountain, TN. When I look back…

Posted by Bill Evans on Monday, December 25, 2017

Bright was the founder of Fletcher Bright Realty.

The business’ page describes him as a:

Husband, father, grandfather, real estate mogul, world-class fiddler, attorney, instrument-rated pilot, fisherman, community leader … Summing up the life and work of Fletcher Bright is a nearly impossible task. To list his countless accomplishments and the many ways he has positively affected our community would be too long and tedious.

Beloved Chattanooga businessman and musician Fletcher Bright died over the holiday. (Screenshot: Staff)

The McCallie graduate, who also served as a past trustee and trustee emeritus for the school, helped found popular Chattanooga bluegrass band the Dismembered Tennesseans.

U.S. Sen. Bob Corker said that Bright had a significant impact on him.

“Like so many he knew, Fletcher had a big impact on me as a young man and throughout life,” Corker said in a prepared statement. “A gentleman, a pilot, a musician and a businessman, he kept a balance and a steadiness that made you feel calm in times of stress. We will all miss him and hope to carry some of him with us to share with others.”

In September, Bright received the Distinguished Achievement Award from the International Bluegrass Music Association at their World of Bluegrass event in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Watch that below, along with a video of Bright teaching McCallie students about the boogie-woogie this past summer.