Edward Raymond Wright
Edward Raymond Wright
  • February 18, 1933 - December 7, 2017
  • Watauga, Texas

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Edward Raymond Wright, of Watauga, TX passed away peacefully on December 7, 2017, he was 84 years old. Born in Canastota, NY the son of Edward H. and Emma (Cerio) Wright. He served in the U.S. Airforce entering active duty on December 29, 1950 and being honorably discharged after 20 years of service to his country on May 31, 1971. Edward was veteran of the Korean and Vietnam wars. He married Carol Schunek on May 18, 1954 in Austin, TX.

Edward was predeceased by Carol, his wife of 52 years, in 2006, grand-daughter Spring Melissa Wright in 1997 and brother Roger Wright in 2005. He will be greatly missed by his son Michael Wright of Watagua, TX, daughters Sharon Draper (Bruce) of Colorado Spring, CO, Deanna Carnahan of Gilbert, AZ, Laura Rodriguez of Mesa, AZ and Lisa Sommerhalder (Paul) of San Diego, CA; grandchildren Tim Wright, Lee Wright, Marc Melvin, Geoff Melvin, Kristi Brooks, Shannon Carnahan, Michelle Bowman, Matthew Sommerhalder; great-grandchildren Caleb & Maddie Wright, Dallas & Colin Melvin, Derek, Mya & Kaelyn Carnahan, Alaysia Brooks, Aliya & Trystan Carnahan, Ciana & Tyrese Cayce, Aiden, Kylee & Dylan Bowman and sister Gloria DeVencenzo of Canastota, NY. Edward will be sadly missed by many dear friends he made throughout the years.

A graveside service is to be held at Cook-Walden/Capital Parks Funeral Home, on Friday, January 12, at 10:00 a.m., with military honors.

A beautiful life that came to an end,

He died as he lived, everyone's friend.

In our hearts a memory will always be kept,

Of one we loved, and will never forget.