Wilfred Steele “Corkey” Wright, 74, of Gilmer died Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013, in Kilgore.
Funeral is Tuesday, Aug. 6, at Little Mound Baptist Church with the Rev. Dickey Mauk officiating. Burial will follow at Little Mound Cemetery. There is no formal visitation.
Mr. Wright was born Sept. 23, 1938, in Wise County, to Augustas Steele Wright and Nancy Roberts Wright. He served in the U.S. Army from 1958 to 1961. He was a truck driver and a member of Little Mound Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Ellen Wright; sons and daughters-in-law, Marvin and Lisa Wright of Kyle, Kirby and Teresa Wright of Mineola and Jerry and Barbara Wright of Gilmer; daughter and son-in-law, Teresa and Clifford Richey of Kilgore; daughters-in-law, Denise Wright and Patti Wright, both of Gilmer; grandchildren Collin, Clint, Lauren, Cassy, Bubba, Stephanie, Jordin, Jaden, Kendra, Courtney and Dakota; great-great grandchildren Zoey, Bransin, Colton, Hunter, Isabel, Alexis, Thomas, Kinley, Rylie, Dallas and Maci.
Mr. Wright was preceded in death by his sons, David Wright and Jimmy Wright; and a granddaughter, Ivy Ieppert.