Paul Wesley Wright, Sr., 83, of Wooster died on Tuesday, January 24, 2023 in Cape Coral, Florida.
He was born September 25, 1939 in Killbuck to Everett and Lulua Mae Lowe Wright. On September 22, 1990, he married Violette “Vi” Watkins. She survives.
Paul graduated from Killbuck High School in 1957 and spent over 65 years working in the Oil and Gas Industry. He cofounded PJ Operating Corporation with his son-in-law Jeff Edington. Paul was a member of the First Church of God. He was a World War Two buff who enjoyed boating and winters in Florida. Paul was a member of the Ebenezer Lodge #33 F. &A.M., Valley of Canton Scottish Rite and the Tadmor Shrine.
Along with his wife, Paul is survived by his children Bonnie (Doug) Snively of Conway, SC, Mary (Jeff) Edington of Shreve, Paul Jr. (Barb) Wright of Medina and Christine (Paul) Frey of Copley; grandchildren (whom he loved dearly) Deidre Snively, Emily (Jon) Hamilton, Erin (Aaron) Boothby, Paul Wright, III, Christopher Wright and Jordan Wright; five great-grandchildren and one on the way; siblings Patricia Haxton, Pauline Wolfe, Donnie (Pam) Wright and Barbara “Susie” Mizer along with many nieces and nephews.
Paul was preceded in death by his parents and his first wife, Susan Harlacher Wright.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, February 1, 2023 at 12:00 PM at First Church of God, 1953 Akron Rd., Wooster, with Pastor Arnie Kaufman officiating.
Friends will be received on Tuesday from 5:00-7:00 PM with a Masonic Service starting at 4:30 PM at McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster and one hour prior to the service at the church.
Contributions may be directed to Shriners Children’s Ohio, One Children’s Plaza -2 West, Dayton, OH 45404 or to First Church of God, 1953 Akron Rd., Wooster, OH 44691.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com
We are so sorry for your loss. Paul was a great man. Sending prayers for your peace and comfort during this difficult time.
Very to sad to hear of Paul’s passing , He was one of a kind he will be missed.
RIP my friend
What a huge loss for all the family. Such a wonderful man truly one of a kind. Love to and prayers for you all.
We are so sorry for your loss. Paul was a wonderful person, always kind and considerate.
He will be missed by many. We loved him and there will never be another like him.
Goodbye Uncle Paul, may you rest in peace.
He was my friend, patient, Masonic brother —and someone I hoped to always strive to be like🙏
Paul will be missed by all his friends. We shared many good times, and laughs, throughout the years. He was a wonderful partner to his wife, and a generous father to his children and grandchildren. He traveled many roads during his career, and now the final trip….the highway to Heaven. Rest in peace. Prayers for comfort for his entire family at this difficult time. May memories of fun moments spent together bring you much joy.
Jim and I are deeply sorry for your families loss . May your fond memories of Paul give you all comfort .
I am so sorry to hear about Paul’s passing. He was a great customer and competitor. He was a good man. He will be missed.
Vi, we are so sorry for your loss.Paul was a wonderful all around guy and will be missed by all his family and friends.Sending prayers of comfort for all.
Vi, we’re so sorry for your loss. We always enjoyed spending time with both of you, especially when we dined together at The Desert Inn. We pray you find peace in the memories you have of Paul.
Vi, Archie and I send our deepest condolences. Paul was a wonderful man and we loved the many times we spent with the two of you. I hope all the wonderful memories that you have made will help you through this. Praying for you during this difficult time.
Vi, Archie and I are sending our deepest condolences for the loss of Paul. He was such a kind gentle and wonderful man. We enjoyed all the time that we spent with the two of you. He will be greatly missed. I hope all your wonderful memories will help through this rough time. Sending love and prayers
Mary, I am so sorry for your loss. Lifting you and your family in prayer. May God’s comforting presence be especially close to you .
Vi, I hope you remember me from CHM. Steve and I are sending our deepest condolences. Paul was a wonderful man and the two of you were so special together. Sending prayers of comfort.
Sending our thoughts and prayers to your family. He was a joyous wonderful man, he lit up the room, and always had us laughing. He will be missed.
Paul will be greatly missed. Such a wonderful person and a very good friend. Paul was always the first person I would seek out at any of the oil and gas meetings. No one can take his place. I hope he is having a Manhattan up there. Rest in peace.
Sorry to hear of Paul’s passing. Worked with him many years when we were both at RDM Equipment. Paul always left you laughing or shaking your head. One of a kind and will be missed!
Paul was a friend and mentor to all, he was just a kind man who was thought greatly about in our industry and as an individual. May he have eternal peace. Rest well my friend.
My sincere sympathy on your loss. Prayers for you