He was born Aug. 2, 1928 in Cash, the son of Roscoe A. and Mary Jane (Roussel) Wright.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Letha (Maddox) Wright; second wife, Alma (Worthington) Wright; and third wife, Mabel (Keller) Wright; one brother, Charles Wright; two sisters, Helen Littleton and Verona Rowlett; a half-brother, George Garland; and two half-sisters, Thelma Holdridge and Lena Borttel.
Mr. Wright is survived by three step-sons, Gerald Birdsong of Conway, Melvin Birdsong of Vilonia, and James Sackett, Jr., of Wyoming; four step-daughters, Annie Lorine Ivy of Malvern, Mary Sackett of Benton, Kimberley Drury of Florida, and Tracey McGinnis of North Little Rock; two brothers, Edsel Wright and wife, Jean of Newport, and Phillip Wright of Mississippi; two sisters, Lula Roberts of Austin, Texas and Dorothy Dehm of Jacksonville, Fla.; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012 at Jackson’s Newport Funeral Home Chapel with interment in Walnut Grove Cemetery. Visitation was Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012 from 6-8 p.m.
Arrangements by Jackson’s Newport Funeral Home (www.jacksonsfh.com).