Funeral services for Timothy Ray Wright, Sr., age 66, of Sulphur Springs will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, March 1, 2018 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Robert Newsom officiating. Interment will follow at Nelta Cemetery with Bill Allan, Jace Anglin, Ronny Doss, Koby Hume, Charles Humphries, Alvin Jordan, David Ra, and Sheriff Lewis Tatum, serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be the Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office and the Sulphur Springs Police Department. Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at West Oaks Funeral Home. Tim passed away on Friday, February 23, 2018 at his residence.
He was born October 27, 1951 in Dallas, TX, the son of Carl Wright, Sr., and Lillie Marie (Praytor) Wright. Tim married Sandy Pendleton on August 1, 1969 in Dallas, TX. she survives. Tim served 10 years with the Hopkins County Sheriff Department and retired as Chief Jailer. He was with Shelton’s Propane and Austin Paving both for 15 years. Tim was of the Baptist faith and served as Deacon for many years. He was recognized for numerous awards with a volunteer fire department. Tim enjoyed attending his grandchildren’s sports activities and also loved dirt track racing.
Timothy is survived by his wife Sandy, sons, Tim Wright Jr., and wife Sharon, Luke Wright and wife Brandy, daughter, Alicia Flanagan and husband James P., grandchildren, Timothy Wright III, Haley Flanagan, Brittney Orozco, Hannah Wright, Carli Withrow, Courtney Wright, & Chelsey Wright, and 2 more adopted by heart, great grandchildren, Allison Wright, Tatum Orozco, and 6 more adopted by heart, 2 brothers, and 1 sister.
He is preceded in death by his parents and a grandson, Brayden Withrow. Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.