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Jack Eugene Wright, 77, passed away on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at Countryside Manor Health and Living Center in Anderson.
He was born on April 6, 1940 in Greentown to Orville and Bernice (Hiatt) Wright. He graduated from Summitville High School - Class of 1958. Jack served with the United States Army and was stationed in Korea during peace time. He retired from Delco-Remy in Anderson in 1990 after 30 years of employment. He was a member of the VFW in both Alexandria and Edmonton, Kentucky. He was a member of the Edmonton Baptist Church. Jack was a skilled woodworker and like to putter in his garage. He was a fan of western movies.
Survivors: Wife-Hazel (Matney) Wright-married July 27, 1987; six daughters-Anna (Jerry) Young-Alexandria, Linda (Daniel) Swango-Geneva, Joan Matney-Hartford City, Sheila Matney-Summitville, Nannette Matney-Alexandria, Patsy (Jeff) Cash-Middletown; three sons-Joe (Michelle) Wright-Wolcottville, Jim (Robin) Wright-Winterhaven, Florida, Christopher (Theresa) Matney-Pennville; 17 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; brother-Larry (Georgina) Wright-Greenwood; sister-Elaine (Dick) Guthrie in Indiana; special friends and caregivers-Gene and Joan Phelps, Jimmy and Diane Phelps, Brian and Cindy; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, grandson-Jason Gates, two brothers-Duane Stevens and Lowell Stevens.
Services honoring Jack's life will take place at 1 p.m. on Monday, May 8, 2017 in Owens-Noffze Funeral Home, 1009 West Walnut Street, Summitville with the Rev. Clyde Denney officiating. Interment will follow in Vinson Memorial Cemetery in Summitville. Friends and family may call at Owens-Noffze Funeral Home from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday.
Online condolences: owensmemorialservices.com
Published on May 4, 2017
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