Jerry Wilkins Wright, son of the late Boyd Wright and Lillie Goodrich Wright was born Sept. 9, 1930, in Deering, Mo., and departed this life Thursday, July 26, 2012, at the age of 81 years, 10 months and 17 days.
Jerry married Jean Poindexter on March 27, 1958 in Hernando, Miss.
He was owner/operator of Kennett Liquid Fertilizer in Kennett, for many years.
Survivors include his wife, Jean Wright , of Kennett; two sons, Steve Wright and wife, Thereza, of Fairview, Penn., and Gary Wright and wife, Sherri, of Piggott, Ark.; one daughter, Karen Diffine, of Kennett; nine grandchildren, Joseph Wright, Jonathan Wright, Phillip Wright, Breanna Wright, Katie Diffine, Mallory Wright, Daniel Wright, Ridge Diffine and Lillie Diffine; two sisters, Diane Riddick and husband, Walter, of California, and Kathy Rucker and husband, Wayne ,of Oklahoma, and other relatives and many, many friends.
A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m., Sunday, July 29, at McDaniel Chapel in Kennett with Jeff Wade officiating.
Memorials may be made to Children's Home, Inc. 5515 Old Walcott Rd., Paragould, AR. 72450 or St. Jude Children's Hospital P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN. 38148-0142.
Online condolences may be made at www.mcdanielfuneralservice.com