Eugene ‘Gene’ Franklin Wright, 89
COLUMBIANA – Eugene ‘Gene’ Franklin Wright, 89 formerly of North Lima, passed away at St. Mary’s Alzheimer’s Center in Columbiana on Tuesday, December 13, 2022.
Mr. Wright was born on September 6, 1933, in Cowen, WV, a son of Cecil and Wilma (Blake) Wright. Gene entered the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He worked as a rail engineer at Republic Steel,and was an owner at Wright Trucking Co. and Tomahawk Motors. Gene was also a tour bus driver at Sutton Tours, Fine Friends and Transit Tours, and did commercial building rentals.
Gene leaves to cherish his precious memory his wife, the former Julie Donner, whom he married in 1979 in Negley, OH; his sons William (Stephanie) Wright, David (Kari) Wright, Donald (April) Wright and Gary (Carolyn) Wright; grandchildren Nathalie (Gary) Wright, Nicholas (Julianna) Wright, Joseph (Sasha) Wright, Nancy (Raymond) Gans, Laura Wright, Autumn Houpt, Lacey Houpt, Elliot Wright, Michaela Wright, La’nivia Houpt, Jamar Houpt, Jamarian Houpt and Owen Miller.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his son Eugene Wright Jr., his brother Bernard (Ruby) Wright and sister and brother-in-law Virginia (Clyde) Bragg.
Memorial services will be held on Tuesday, December 27, 2022, at 12:00 pm at Seederly-Mong and Beck Funeral Home, 11500 Market Street, North Lima, with Pastor Bill Carter officiating.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday, December 27, 2022, from 11:00 am until the time of the service at 12:00 pm at the funeral home.
The family has entrusted Seederly-Mong & Beck Funeral Home in North Lima, Ohio with the arrangements for their loved one.
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