A native of Marshall County, Mr. Wright was the son of the late Oliver Wright and Georgia Mae Rhiner Wright. He served in the United States Army during the Korean conflict and was a farmer.
In addition to his parents, one sister, Dimple Wright Haislip, and four brothers, James, John Roy, J. C. and Davis Wright, preceded him in death.
Mr. Wright is survived by his wife of 59 years, Martha Shelton Wright, and two sons, Mark (Debbie) and Mack Wright, all of Lewisburg. He is also survived by two brothers, Joe L. (Evelyn) of Lewisburg and Ezell (Betty) Wright of Shelbyville; two sisters, Nancy Terrell of Shelbyville and Ruth (Roy) Brooks of Petersburg; five grandchildren, Kendra Helton, and Jason, Justin, Julie and Jacob Wright; four great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services for Mr. Wright were held Tuesday, Nov. 13, from the chapel of Bills-McGaugh Funeral Home, with Thomas B. Sumners officiating. Burial followed in Lone Oak Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are encouraged to the American Cancer Society, in care of Susie Boatright, 2382 Lynnville Hwy, Cornersville, TN 37047.