Charles E. Wright, Jr. went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Dec. 4, 2015 at Wesley Manor, Frankfort.
He was born Aug. 19, 1922 in Princeton, to Charles and Ruth (Hart) Wright.
On May 10, 1947, he married the love of his life, Norma G. Sheets from Frankfort.
They were blessed with four sons: Col. (Retired) James (wife-Monacettia) Wright of Frankfort, Philip (wife-Pam) Wright of Frankfort, Brian (wife-Connie) Wright of Mt. Vernon, Illinois, and Keith (wife-Lisa) Wright of Springfield, Missouri; 14 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren.
Charles has two living siblings: Ted (wife-Pauline) Wright and Joyce (husband-Bob) Smith, both of Princeton.
Preceding him in glory were brothers Robert (wife-Genevieve) Wright of Princeton, Jerry (wife-Virginia) Wright of Hazelton, Little Jimmy (age 2) of Princeton and his sister Doris (Husband-Robert) Fromm of Princeton.
He graduated from Princeton High School in 1941. Shortly after graduation he served our country for four years during World War II as a radio intelligence technical sergeant in the Pacific.
After the war, he graduated from the American Television Engineering School in Chicago in 1948. He worked for P.R. Mallory for 32 years.
One of his greatest achievements was teaching the 70 & 2 Class at the First Baptist Church for 38 years as well as being a deacon and serving on many church committees.
He was a member of the American Legion Post 12. He liked Purdue, but loved Indiana University basketball.
Charles loved and cherished his family and they him! God has truly blessed anyone that God put in his path. Dad not only “talked the talk, but walked the walk.” We all love you and will miss you Charles/Dad/Grandpa.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015 at Goodwin Funeral Home.
Friends may visit from 4-7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 7, 2015 at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Green Lawn Memorial Park in Frankfort.