Service measured not by GOLD,
but by the GOLDEN RULE
WALNUT CREEK – Harry Stanley Wright Jr., 93, passed into the presence of the Lord on January 27, 2021 at Walnut Hills Nursing Home.
He was born in Mount Vernon, Ohio on June 14, 1927 to Anna Verna and Harry Stanley (Haire) Wright, both of Mount Vernon. He was married to Lois Suzanne (Degenhard) Wright of Canton, Ohio, who was the love of his life for over six decades.
He is survived by five children – Chris Chenevey of Wooster, Claudia Wright of Cincinnati, Doug (Beth) Wright of North Carolina, Cookie (Denny) Wilson of Indiana, and Dane (MaryAnne) Wright of Michigan, twelve grandchildren, and eighteen great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father and mother, his wife, his siblings, Marjorie Keil, Dorothy Wenger, Ada Salva and John S. Wright, his stepmother, Katherine (Klein) Wright, and his step siblings, Barbara Fleischman, Bud Klein and Dick Klein.
After graduating from high school, Harry served in the U.S. Army for two years, attended Ohio State University for three years, served as an Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper for two years, and worked for Nationwide Insurance Co. as a claims manager for 27 years. He also worked as a driver for Rubbermaid, and served as a Franklin Township trustee for 22 years.
He was a loving and committed husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He was a good listener, sentimental, with a great sense of humor. He loved nature and the beauty of creation, history and learning new things, going on adventures, meeting new people and lasting friendships – seeing each day as a new opportunity. He trusted in Jesus Christ as his Savior and was a member of Apple Creek United Methodist Church for over five decades.
He was an avid gardener, enjoyed many sports including golf, bowling, softball, ice hockey and canoe racing, and was a life-long fan of the Ohio State Buckeyes and the Cleveland Indians. He loved traveling including family vacations to most of the states and Canada, and trips to some of the Pacific islands, Alaska, England, Scotland, Kenya and Congo (to visit family). He lived life to the fullest and his memory will be forever cherished.
A private family memorial service is being planned.
McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster is assisting the family.
Memorial contributions can be sent to Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare, 1900 Akron Road, Wooster, OH 44691.
Messages of condolence can be sent to www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com.
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