He was born in Toledo, Ohio, a son to the late William D. and Rose M. Wright. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and then re-enlisted in the U.S. Army where he was stationed in Thailand during the Vietnam War.
He retired in 2007 from O.R.C. Plastics.
He is survived by his children, David, Richard, Joyce, Sherry, Candice and Bambi, and several grandchildren.
Calling hours and services were held Tuesday with services at Foster Funeral Home, Fulton. Burial was in Mount Adnah Cemetery, Fulton.