Mr. Edsel William Wright, 80, of Newport died Thursday, September 5, 2013 at his home.
He was born January 13, 1933 at Cash, the son of Roscoe Alfonso and Mary Jane (Rousell) Wright. He was preceded in death by one son, Ralph Roscoe Wright; four brothers, Phillip, R.E. “Bud”, and Charles Wright, and George Garland; four sisters, Thelma Holderidge, Lena Borttel, Helen Littleton and Verona Kellum; and his parents. Mr. Wright is survived by his wife of 60 years, Lillian Jean (Smith) Wright; four sons, Orville Dale Wright and wife Lori of Swartz Creek, Michigan, Edsel J. Wright and wife Jean of Melbourne, Florida, Clyde William Wright and wife Sue of Newport, and Patrick Gene Wright of Newport; two sisters, Lula Roberts of Austin, Texas and Dorothy Dehm of Jacksonville, Florida; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Friends visited at the funeral home Sunday, September 8, 3-6 p.m. Funeral services were 2 p.m. Monday, September 9, at Jackson’s Newport Funeral Home Chapel with interment in Clark Cemetery. Those honored to serve as pallbearers were Orville Wright, Edsel Wright, Clyde Wright, Patrick Wright, Daniel Welch, and Kenneth Wright. To leave a condolence, or light a memorial candle, please visit our website at www.jacksonsfh.com Arrangements by Jackson’s Newport Funeral Home.