Johnnie W. "J.W." Wright, Sr. died Friday, December 20, 2019, at the Merit Health River Region Medical Center. He was 86.
J.W. was a lifelong resident of Warren Co. where he graduated from Jett High School. He later retired as a foreman for the Marathon-LeTourneau Company after 44 years of service. He had been a member of the Highland Masonic Lodge since 1954, a member of the LeTourneau Quarter Century Club since 1984, a member of the Order of the Eastern Star chapter 147 since 2005 and a member of Hills and Hollows Hunting Club since 1960. He was a U.S. Army veteran where he served in the Korean Conflict.
He has been a member of Grace Baptist Church since 1984.
Survivors include his wife, Joyce Grey Wright of Vicksburg; his 5 daughters, Virginia Kay Morris of Panama City, FL, Leslie Gaither of Kansas City, MO, Robin Wright of Macedonia, Ohio, Ashley Nevels of Tampa, FL and Shannon Contreras of San Antonio, TX; his 5 sons, Johnnie W. "Bill" Wright, Jr. and Timothy G. Wright both of Vicksburg; Christopher Wright and Albert S. Wright III both of Sand Springs, OK and George W. Wright of Tulsa, OK; his 4 sisters, Helen Shiers Luckett and Beverly Ann Biedenharn both of Vicksburg, Emma Gossen of S. Carolina and Lillie Biedenharn of Oxford, MS; his brother, Billy Jean Wright of Vicksburg; numerous grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Monday, December 23, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. in the chapel of Glenwood Funeral Home with Rev. Bryan Abel officiating. Interment will follow with Masonic Rites in the Yokena Cemetery. Visitation will be 2:00 P.M. until 4:00 P.M. Sunday at Glenwood Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Kanton Wright, Brandon Wright, Hayden Palmer, Chase Nevels, Damon Watt, Kevin Wright and Dustin Wright.
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