Joe Wright

Joe Richard Wright Sr., age 80, passed away Wednesday, May 30th, at his residence. Joe was born in Tremont, MS to Hob and Oleane Spearman Wright. He relocated to Aberdeen to work for South Central Bell and then married his beloved wife, Carol Cummings Wright, on January 16, 1965. Joe attended Itawamba Junior College and Mississippi State University. He served in the Army National Guard and was also a 32nd degree Mason. Joe was a former alderman of Aberdeen. He retired from Bell South after 32 years of service.

Joe was an active member and officer of the Lost 40 Hunting Club for over forty years. He was a member of Riverbend Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon and Trustee of the church. Joe is survived by his wife of 53 years, Carol; his sons Richie of Aberdeen (Audra), Jeff of Saltillo (Laura), and Andy of Aberdeen; and his grandchildren Christopher, J.R., Mary Miller, Elizabeth, Nolan, and Drew. He is also survived by his aunt, Anne Dye of Vardaman, and several cousins. Visitation will be Saturday, June 2 at 11:00 at Riverbend Baptist Church on Old Highway 25 in Aberdeen, MS. A memorial service will follow at 12:00. Lunch will be provided for family and friends following the memorial service. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Riverbend Baptist Church , 50361 Old Hwy. 25, Aberdeen, Ms.  39730



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