Harold Goodson Wright, age 81, was called
home to Heaven on May 26, 2016, from injuries sustained in a serious auto
He was born on July 2, 1934, to the late
Ernest Jennings and Eva Olive (Goodson) Wright in Princeton, Indiana.
survived by his wonderful, loving wife of 47 years, Patricia Joan (Bialota) Wright, three daughters and 13 grandchildren:
Tabitha (John) Anthis and children Blake & Ellie Anthis; Wendy Payne and children Tristen Schupp, Isabelle & Aiden Cavins,
and Jaeley, Corgan, &
Kellan Payne; and Kimlee (Mike) McCraw
and children Amaya, Ava, Mara, Landon & Chance McCraw.
preceded in death by his parents, his brothers Ernest (“Coonie”)
& Robert Wright, and his sisters, Rose Anna Clark, Jean Dooley, and Mary Wohlheiter.
retired in 1996 from Cinergy after 15 years. Before that, he worked for
Southern Railroad, and spent 20½ years in the United States Air Force, proudly
serving his country as a veteran of the Vietnam War, retiring from the military
family meant everything to him and his grandchildren were his world. His love
for children was limitless. He was known to comment how beautiful total
strangers' children were, no matter where he went. More often than not, the
children reached out to him and ended up in his arms. For years, he was part of
the Shriner Hospital Staff and loved transporting children to and from their
generous in spirit, full of love and wisdom, and was very outspoken. He will be
deeply missed by his wife, children, grandchildren, friends, and the community.
services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 2, 2016 at the Colvin Funeral Home
in Princeton with Pastor Mike Marsh officiating. Burial will follow in the
Maple Hill Cemetery in Princeton.
Visitation will be from 4 until 8 p.m. Wednesday,
June 1, at Colvin Funeral Home with Masonic memorial services beginning at 8
p.m. Military rites will be held at the graveside by Retired Military Veterans.