Nathan H. Wright, 84, of rural Houstonia, died Sunday, Aug. 31, 2003, at his home.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2, at Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Marshall. Rev. Don Simmons officiated. Pallbearers were Rick Cornine, Russ Mitchell, A.P. Reid, James Young, Larry Sleeper and Ed Werneke. Honorary pallbearers were Brian Beissenherz, Elliot Royer, Mark Royer, Kevin Tilly, Jonathan Tanner and Ben Tanner. Burial was in Sunset Gardens Cemetery in Marshall. Memorials are suggested to Fitzgibbon-Mary Montgomery Hospice or New Salem Baptist Church.
Born July 17, 1919, in Preston, he was the son of the late Amos B. Wright and Emma Crawford Wright. On Jan. 4, 1945, he married Edith Mitchell, who survives of the home. He had lived in Saline County most of his life and was a member of New Salem Baptist Church in Marshall Junction. He was a carpenter and farmer and retired in April 1981 from the Marshall Habilitation Center. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and received a high school diploma from the state of Alaska in 2002 for the sacrifice he made serving in World War II. He enjoyed working with wood after his retirement and was a champion horseshoe pitcher.
Additional survivors include three daughters, Cheryl Tilly and husband Darold of Odessa, Nancy Royer and husband Ron of Kansas City and Barb Tanner and husband Doug of Columbia; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers and three sisters.
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