Charles W. Wright
Services for Charles Wayne Wright, 71, of Lindale, were held Sunday, Nov. 25 at Tyler Memorial Funeral Home with interment at Tyler Memorial Cemetery.
Mr. Wright was born Dec. 30, 1940 in Jacksonville to Marshall and Viola Wright. He went to school in Bullard and then to Swan before moving to Whitehouse where he lettered in basketball.
He began working after high school at G.E., then Kelly Springfield. After that, he went into sales and management for the remainder of his working career.
Mr. Wright was a deacon at Antioch Baptist Church and was well known for the delicious turkeys he smoked for large family gatherings.
He also enjoyed watching all his children, and later, grandchildren, playing ball (and was their biggest fan) and attending their band concerts or whatever event they were involved in at the time.
He was preceded in death by his father, Marshall Wright, his mother, Viola Cook Wright, his brother, M.V. Wright and four infant children.
He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Alice Davis Wright, his sons and daughters-in-law, Greg and Lisa Wright, Steve and Jana Wright and daughter and son-in-law, Sheila and Terry Gilbert; grandchildren, Hannah Gilbert, Jarah Wright, Rebecca Wright, granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Hayleigh and Garrett Wilmon, Samuel Wright, Jeffrey Wright, Kathryn Wright and Heather Gilbert.
His foster son is Scooter Dorsey. He is also survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Martha and David O'Dell and uncle and aunt, Burl and Joy Wright; aunts, Merle Maji and Nina Wright and many cousins.
He was eagerly anticipating the birth of his first great-grandchild in June.
Also, he is survived by sisters and brothers-in-law, Patsy and Bill Bohannan, David Terrell, Sue and Richard Grandi, Norman and Mary Davis, David and Glenda Davis, Nancy and Paul Johnson, Thomas and Joyce Davis, Karen and David Hiett and Dinah and Wendell Webb along with many nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Antioch Baptist Church Mission’s Fund, 793 CR 313 West, Tyler, 75706