Clyde Ray Wright, age 92, of Tyler, formerly of Emory, passed away on Friday, July 17, 2015, at Colonial Tyler Care Center. Military funeral service is scheduled for Wednesday, July 22, 2015, 11:00 AM, at the Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home of Emory. Interment will follow in the Smyrna Cemetery in Emory. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at 10:00 AM. Glenn Cogburn will officiate.
Clyde was born on September 27, 1922, in Dallas, to Willie Jasper and Cornelia Floyd Wright. He married Opal Beatrice Fleming in Emory, on February 14, 1941. He proudly served his country as a soldier in the United States Army, during World War II, fighting in 7 different countries during his service in the military. After the Army, he worked as an aircraft mechanic with LTV, Inc. for many years.
Survivors include: Daughter: Barbara Ann Scott of Sacremento, CA
Daughter-in-law: Amy Wright Smith, and husband, Royce, of Flint
Grandchildren: Sherri Etemad, Glenda Whisenhunt, Carmen Nunn, Toni
Petty and Natalie Collins
Great-grandchildren: Michelle Wagner, Krystal Durrett, Jesse Bowman, Preston Nunn, Timothy Nunn, Kayla Vickers, Abby Petty, Caleb Petty, Rachel Petty, Faith Petty, Alexis Collins, Taylor Collins, and Tommy Joye Collins
Great-great-granddaughter: Marlee Brown
Host of other loving family and friends
Preceded by: Parents; wife: in 2004; 1 infant son: Monte Ray Wright; 1 Son: Thomas Wayne Wright in 2009; 6 Sisters: Inez, Agnes, Elsie, Hazel, Florence, Mamie; 4 Brothers: Alvin, Ryon, Tommy, and George
Pallbearers: Royce Smith, Keith Nunn, Kenneth Collins, Jr., Preston Nunn, Clay Wagner, Justin Wood
Honorary Pallbearers: Jesse Bowman, Bill Henderson, Kamran Etemad, Ben Petty
Please sign the guestbook at the link above for the family.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675 www.woundedwarriorproject.org or to the East Texas Patriot Guard Riders, P. O. Box 132593, Tyler, TX 75713.