Johnny "John" Larry Wright

DALWORTHINGTON GARDENS -- Johnny Larry Wright, 67, passed away Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, in Dalworthington Gardens. Funeral: 1 p.m. Wednesday at Mount Olive Baptist Church, 301 W. Sanford St., Arlington, with Pastor Nathan Finch and Pastor Raymond Johns officiating. Interment: Moore Memorial Gardens, Arlington. Visitation: The family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Wade Family Funeral Home, 4140 W. Pioneer Parkway, Arlington. John was born April 9, 1947, in Prestonsburg, Ky., to Henry Bascom Wright and Virginia Lee Fannin Wright. He was a longtime Bedford and Arlington resident and was CEO of John Wright Associates in Arlington. John was a member of Church at Meadowcreek in Bedford and was active in the Arlington Chamber of Commerce and in the community. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Jenny Marie Wright; parents; and two brothers, Henry Harold Wright and the Rev. Vernon D. Wright. Survivors: His beloved wife of 47 years, Julia "Judi" Wright; sons, John Derek Wright and wife, Christine, and Brent Lee Wright and wife, Lauren; daughter, Jill Leslie Spain and husband, Jason; brothers, Jesse Lee Wright, Dr. Ballard D. Wright and Dr. Gene C. Wright; sister, Cora Wright Hughes; and grandchildren, Thomas Warren Henry, John Alexander Wright, Zachary Tyler Spain, Braydon Chase Wright, Ashton Donielle Wright, Avery Christine Wright, Harper Lee Wright, Triston Robert Spain, Marshall Scott Wright and Vincent Nolan Wright. Wade Family Funeral Home Arlington, 817-274-9233

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  1. My deepest sympathy to Cora in the loss of her brother and to his entire family. Thoughts and prayers for all of you in the upcoming days and months!

  2. Please accept our sympathy and condolences from everyone at the Special Olympics Texas organization.. John’s support of our 50,000 Special Olympic Texas athletes across the state was amazing..He helped give them a better life..

  3. My thoughts and prayers to Judy and Cora. We in Scottsville are thinking of you and your families. Love to you both.

  4. We are truly sorry for your loss. We know Johnny will be missed by many.. Please, keep in mind the wonderful promise in the bible at Acts 24:15 and Rev 21:3,4. We send you our love, and pray that you have comfort..

  5. My sincere condolence to all the Wright family. May the peace of Christ surround you all in this time of loss. I have such wonderful memories growing up with you in W. Prestonsburg. I love you all. God bless you all.

  6. So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts, prayers and sympathy go out to the entire family, Briana and Scott

  7. My sincere sympathy and prayers to the Wright family. I pray that God will continue to keep his loving and protective arms around you and provide you with the comfort that is needed during your husband, father, brother and friend’s home going.

  8. Thoughts and prayers with the Wright Family. We are so sorry to hear about your loss. We have been fortunate to know all the “Wright family” here in Lexington. May God comfort you all during this time. With Sympathy, Shannon Amos Mortimer and Penny Amos

  9. From our family to yours, remembering an outstanding man. Deepest sympathies and sharing in your sorrow, we celebrate his life and all he accomplished. You will be missed John. Greg, Krystle & Piper.

  10. My heartfelt sympathies to the Wright family. I have many many special memories of Johnny and the entire family. Memories of childhood play time to church and school activities. Johnny and I were in a great High School quartet in the 1960’s. I regret that life put so many miles and time between us all. May God’s grace bring peace and healing to your (our) loss.

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