James E. Wright
James E. Wright
  • August 11, 1929 - October 31, 2015
  • Rogers, Arkansas

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James Edward Wright, 86, passed away on October 31, 2015 at his home. He was born on August 11, 1929 in Miami, Florida to the late John W and Sarah L. (Turner) Wright. He was the loving husband of Elen (McConnell) Wright.
After being decorated for his service to the US Army in Korea, he became a pilot for Delta Airlines for more than 32 years. He was also a part time rancher who loved horses. His highest priorities were always in serving the Lord, his family, and those in need. A member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, he served in a variety of leadership callings.
He is survived by his wife of Rogers; son, Jim Wright, Jr. and wife Stephanie; daughters, Connie Anne DePew and husband Tom, Loree Sowell and husband Keith, Chrysti Rubisch and husband Steve, Ramona Henry and husband Gary, Elizabeth Hargiss and husband Mike; daughter-in-law, Mary Ann Wright; 30 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.
James was preceded in death by his parents; wife of 40 years, Jeannette Y. McClellan; and son, David O. Wright.
Visitation will be on Thursday from 6:00-8:00 pm at Callison-Lough Funeral Home in Bentonville and again Friday from 8:45-9:30 am at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Dixieland Rd in Rogers with the Funeral Service to follow at 10:00 am. Interment will be in Pratt Cemetery.
Online condolences can be made at www.callisonlough.com.