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Obituaries: Willis P. Wright


Willis P. Wright
New Philadelphia
Willis P. Wright, 61, of New Philadelphia, Ohio died Monday, January 27,
2014 at his residence. He was born December 24, 1952 in Dover to the later
Clyde W. Wright Sr. and Florence I. (Welch) Smart. He was a 1971
Newcomerstown High School graduate. He was employed at Beldon Brick for 23
years. He drove semi for Baker Hi-Way Express for 15 years and Nick Strimbu.
He was a member of Kings United Methodist Church, Oxford Township. He was a
member of the Full Gospel Church of Jesus Christ. He was a member of the
Church of the Living God. He was a member of Potter's House Christian
Fellowship Church of Ohio, New Philadelphia. He enjoyed spending time with
his sweetheart, kids, grandchildren and family. He also enjoyed fishing,
horse shoes, football, and wrestling. On August 24, 1975, he married his
high school sweetheart, Brenda S. (Brown) Wright who survives. Also
surviving are his children, Buddy (Laura) Wright of Port Washington, Angela
(Philip) Russell of Newcomerstown, Steven (Donna) Wright of Tuscarawas; six
very special grandchildren, Tyler Russell, Ashley Russell, Kara Wright, Ryan
Wright, Marcus Dickey and Neha Dickey; step parents, Oscar (Wyema) Smart of
New Philadelphia; one brother, Clyde (Sandy) Wright Jr. of Newcomerstown;
one sister, Irene Kyle Wright of New Philadelphia; step brothers, Tom (Jean)
Smart of Casper, WY, Walter (Sandy) Smart of New Philadelphia; step sisters,
Susan Burton and Sally (Tim) Franklin all of Murfreesboro, TN;
brothers-in-law, William (Ruth) Brown Jr. of Crooksville, James (Lois) Brown
of Lancaster, Harold (Brenda) Brown of Mount Vernon, Donald (Karen) Brown of
New Philadelphia; sister-in-law, Linda (Tim) Lawton of Angola, IN; special
aunt, Mary Welch of Newcomerstown; uncle and aunt, Glen and Bertha England
of Newcomerstown; uncle, Charles Welch of Newcomerstown. In addition to his
parents, Willis was also preceded in death by his grandparents, Arthur and
Alice Gardner Welch; brother, James Wright; in-laws, James and Janice
Miller; father-in-law, William Brown Sr.; and brother-in-law, Timothy J.
Visitation will be
on Monday, February 3, 2014 from 3 to 7 p.m. at Addy Funeral Home.
Services will be Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 1 p.m. at Addy Funeral
Home, Newcomerstown with Pastor Thomas Cunningham and Pastor Robert Jones
Kings Church Cemetery
Addy Funeral Home - Newcomerstown

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