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Clyde Ray Wright

Clyde WrightClyde Ray Wright, age 92, of Tyler, formerly of Emory, passed away on Friday, July 17, 2015, at Colonial Tyler Care Center. Military funeral service is scheduled for Wednesday, July 22, 2015, 11:00 AM, at the Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel in Emory. Interment will follow in the Smyrna Cemetery in Emory. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at 10:00 AM. Glenn Cogburn will officiate.

Clyde was born on September 27, 1922, in Dallas, to Willie Jasper and Cornelia Floyd Wright. He married Opal Beatrice Fleming in Emory, on February 14, 1941. He proudly served his country as a soldier in the United States Army, during World War II, fighting in 7 different countries during his service in the military. After the Army, he worked as an aircraft mechanic with LTV, Inc. for many years.

Survivors include: Daughter: Barbara Ann Scott of Sacremento, CA
Daughter-in-law: Amy Wright Smith, and husband, Royce, of Flint
Grandchildren: Sherri Etemad, Glenda Whisenhunt, Carmen Nunn, Toni Petty and Natalie Collins
Great-grandchildren: Michelle Wagner, Krystal Durrett, Jesse Bowman, Preston Nunn, Timothy Nunn, Kayla Vickers, Abby Petty, Caleb Petty, Rachel Petty, Faith Petty, Alexis Collins, Taylor Collins, and Tommy Joye Collins
Great-great-granddaughter: Marlee Brown
Host of other loving family and friends

Preceded by: Parents; wife: in 2004; 1 infant son: Monte Ray Wright; 1 Son: Thomas Wayne Wright in 2009; 6 Sisters: Inez, Agnes, Elsie, Hazel, Florence, Mamie; 4 Brothers: Alvin, Ryon, Tommy, and George

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675 or to the East Texas Patriot Guard Riders, P. O. Box 132593, Tyler, TX 75713.

Author: Staff Reporter

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