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Ron Wright

February 4, 1951 — September 25, 2021

Ron Wright

          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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