Harold Goodson Wright, age 81, was called home to Heaven on May 26, 2016, from injuries sustained in a serious auto accident.

He was born on July 2, 1934, to the late Ernest Jennings and Eva Olive (Goodson) Wright in Princeton, Indiana.

He is 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

He was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers Ernest (Coonie) & Robert Wright, and his sisters, Rose Anna Clark, Jean Dooley, and Mary Wohlheiter.

He retired in 1996 from Cinergy after 15 years. Before that, he worked for Southern Railroad, and spent 20 years in the United States Air Force, proudly serving his country as a veteran of the Vietnam War, retiring from the military in 1977.

His 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 appointments.  

He was 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.

Funeral 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.