Ron Wright

February 4, 1951 ~ September 25, 2021

          Ron Wright, age 70, originally  of Gumbo, departed this life on September 25, 2021 at UF Health Shands Cancer Hospital in Gainesville, FL.  He was born of February 4, 1951, in Bonne Terre, to Raniel and Helen (Barron) Wright.  Ron loved playing and coaching baseball.  It was the “Love of the Game.”  J.R., Levi and Ron were always on the baseball field.  Anyone that had the pleasure of knowing Ron, knew he had a huge passion for collecting baseball memorabilia.  He would set for hours looking at cards, but the most important part of his life, was his family.  He was a “Big Family” man.  His children, grandchildren, brother, sisters and brothers in-law.

          He always wanted to move to Florida, and he got that wish three years ago.  He and Barb started what they called, “Their Great Adventures,” and that was their “Love Story.”  Ron always had a story to tell and we will all miss that “Big Guy.”

          Ron was preceded in death by his father, Raniel John Wright, Jr,; mother, Helen Bernice (Barron) Wright and step-father, Clarence Barron; father and mother in-law, James and Ella Mae Harris.

          Ron is survived by his loving wife and best friend of 50 years, Barbara Ann (Harris) Wright; children, J.R. (Stacey Miller) Wright, Levi (Tracy Dillard) Wright; grandchildren, Kayla (Aaron) Brown, Koby Wright, Mackenzie Wright, Madison Vickers, Brandt Vickers, Tyler Hogan, Alex Hogan; great-grandchildren, Willow Brown, Atreus Brown and Amelia Brown; brother, Rick Wright; nephew, Josh Wright; sisters in-law, Pat (Kelvin) Yount, Karen (Jerry) Moore and Jamie Harris; brother in-law, Richard Danley; numerous nieces, nephews and friends, also survive.

          Visitation will be held at C.Z. Boyer and Son Funeral Home in Desloge, Sunday, October 3, 2021, from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM.  The visitation will resume Monday, October 4, 2021, at 9:00 AM until the time of service at 11:00 AM.  Pastor Larry “Buckshot” Wagganer, will be officiating.  Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in Leadington. 

          Attendees are encouraged to wear baseball jerseys or baseball attire to the visitation and service.  The family respectfully requests masks or facial coverings to be worn.     


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  1. Barb I'm so sorry for you losing your best friend and the love of your life. Ron was a special guy, he always had a smile on his face and a kind word for everyone. Ron RIP. 🙏

  2. Barb, I'm so sorry for your loss! Ron was a special guy and will be missed. But I bet he's got the best seat in the house watching the Cardinals " go crazy folks,go crazy! " Condolences to all! Love 💘 Pat

  3. Prayers for the family. I went to HS with Ron, enjoyed talking baseball, and worked with him one summer in 1970. I am glad I knew such a great guy. God bless.

  4. So sorry for your loss. Knew him for many years. Started our friendship in Gumbo with the Mahurin’s and Hulsey’s.  Lots of good times then at Desloge then North County. Always a friend to me and mine.  Our prayers are with you all. He will definitely be missed!

  5. Barb,
    I am sorry for your great loss. I wished no one had to go through this very sad day.
    It will be five years for me next month.
    May God bless you and give you strength.
    Love & Hugs,

  6. Barb, JR , Levi and family.  So sorry .. Ron was a gentle giant. Giz remembers Ron always playing baseball. We will be out of state Sunday. Our deepest sympathy to you all. 

  7. Barb,
    I'm so sad that you have to go through this. The loss of your husband and best friend. Ron was a wonderful guy. He never put up any fuss when he let Sandy and I tag along on your dates. Lots of baseball games, A&W, Gumbo car tag and MoMo sightings are just a few of the great memories 💖 Love you Bunches and you'll be in my prayers 🙏

  8. I knew Ron because my son, Jason played ball against Levi and I've know Barb for several years. So sorry to hear of him passing. Praying for Barb and her entire family.

  9. I’m so sorry I missed Ronnie’s service. You are in my prayers as you celebrate your love’s life.  May you find comfort in the memories of your wonderful life together.  RIP dear Ronnie.  

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