He was of the Baptist faith.
He was known for his strong work ethic and his caring and loving ways. He was an avid outdoorsman.
He leaves behind his loving work family at J&J Industries in Dalton, Ga., where for the past 18 years he was plant manager for twisting and heat set. He will always be greatly loved and missed.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his maternal grandparents, Oliver O. and Vinnie Lee; paternal grandparents, Poley and Ellen Honeycutt Wright; and his daughter, Tonya Renee Wright Bettis, three weeks ago.
He leaves behind to cherish his memory his wife, Donna Wheeler Wright of Cleveland; son and daughter-in-law Robbie Dewayne and Renee Wright of Smyrna; stepdaughter, Holly and Lucian Timis of Chicago; stepson, Dale Hoskinson of Burtonsville Md.; grandchildren: Brianna Bettis of Cleveland, Zachary, Hannah, Nychole, Titus and Quincy Wright of Smyrna; stepgrandchildren: Amber Litviak, Devan Shaw, Griffin and Jaylin Hoskinson; sister and brother-in-law, Inez Wright Cannon and Ron Cannon of Varnell, Ga.; nieces and nephews: Ronda Cannon Coker, Samantha Cannon, and Rob Cannon, all of Varnell, Ashley Hale and Olivia Hale, both of Chattanooga; great-niece and great-nephew Jessica and C.J. Hicks and Wesley Coker; great-great-niece and nephew Alyxia and Jacob Hicks; mother and father-in-law, Don and Louise Wheeler of Apison; sister-in-law and brother-in-law Linda and Ken Ojala, of Apison.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, April 29, 2011, at Samples Memorial Baptist Church with Pastor Mike Rymer officiating.
Interment will follow in Samples Memorial Baptist Church Cemetery with Zachery Wright, Ken Wright, Gary Wright, Tommy Wright, Chris Rittenhouse and Ken Ojala serving as pallbearers.
A white dove release ceremony will conclude the service.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 this evening at Ralph Buckner Funeral Home.
We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Wright family guest book at www.ralphbuckner.com.