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Floyd Wright, Jr.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

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Floyd Wright, Jr.
Floyd Edward Wright, Jr., of Kennett, departed his earthly life on December 2, 2010, at the age of 66. He began his journey on April 1, 1944, when he was born in Holcomb, Mo., to parents Floyd (Doby) and Stella Reed Wright. He leaves his wife of 33 years, Mary Lynn Jones-wright, and two daughters: Marifloyd Wright of Las Vegas, Nev., and Mariann Wright of Kennett.

The family invites friends to celebrate Floyd's life with a memorial service on Saturday, January 15, at 10:30 am at Kennett First United Methodist Church. Following the sharing of faith and memories in the church sanctuary, everyone is invited to continue fellowship over a "pot luck" meal. The family is following Floyd's wish to be remembered with a joyful and informal gathering of family and friends that included food.

Floyd operated Wright Consulting, an agriculture consulting firm, at the time of his death. He loved the land and had a sincere commitment to management and good stewardship as the basis of production agriculture.

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Floyd was a member of Kennett First United Methodist Church. The highlight of his week was providing leadership to the Open Door Sunday School Class. He was an active participant in many of the church activities.

Floyd's professional life included teaching, research, and administration at Arkansas State University, University of Arkansas, University of Missouri Extension, and Southeast Missouri State University.

Floyd served in the US Army and National Guard from 1962 through 1968. He held degrees from Arkansas State University and University of Arkansas and earned his Ph.D. in Pathology from University of Missouri. Floyd was a dedicated supporter of scholarship and athletics at these three institutions.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Lynn Jones-wright; daughters Marifloyd Wright and Mariann Wright; and two brothers and sisters-in-law: Ronnie and Bobbie Wright of Campbell, Mo., and Larry and Teresa Wright of Sikeston, Mo.

Memorials may be made to Kennett First United Methodist Church and American Cancer Society/Relay for Life.