Carl E Wright

September 11, 1940 — September 19, 2017

Carl E Wright

Carl E. Wright, age 77 of Norris City, died peacefully at his home on September 19, 2017 after an extended illness.  Carl was born on September 11, 1940 in Broseley, MO to the late Bon and Opal (Gillihan) Wright.  He married Linda (Goforth) Upton Wright on May 11, 1991 and she survives. 

Carl worked over 25 years in the Agriculture Fertilizer business for JA-AG of New Haven and Browns of Carmi.  He also worked over 10 years in the Oil Fields.   He loved to be outside, rather hunting, fishing, taking care of his farm animals or especially tending to his garden.  He was known throughout the area for always giving all the vegetables he raised to people.  He was a good man who loved his grandchildren and great grandchildren dearly.  He led a life of giving and will be missed so much by his family.

Carl is survived by his wife, Linda, 4 daughters, Karen (Jerry) Cathey of Cottonwood, Sharon Goodman of Ridgway, Linda Wright of Evansville, IN and Michelle Upton of Norris City.  He is also survived by 8 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. 3 brothers, Glen (Rhonda) Wright of Missouri, Bill Wright, and John (Candy) Wright of Arkansas.  He is also survived by a sister, Norma (Ray) Wilkerson of Arkansas.  
Carl is preceded in death by his son Steve Wright, and 4 sisters, Imogene Franks, Letta Terry, Sue Culpepper, and Emmalou Wright.

Visitation for Carl will be on Friday, September 22, 2017 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the Cox & Son Funeral Home in Ridgway.  His funeral will be at the funeral home on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 11:00 AM.  Rev. David Auxier will officiate and Carl will be laid to rest in Oak Grove Cemetery in Cottonwood, IL

Memorial contributions in his memory can be made to the Ridgway First Baptist Church Building Fund and envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

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