PADUCAH, Ky. - Thomas Daniel Wright, 74, of Paducah, KY passed away Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at his home. A native of Water Valley, Ms., Dan was born on August 8, 1938 to the late Weston and Irene Stewart Wright. He retired from Illinois Central Railroad as a General Foreman but had held many jobs within the organization including Round House Foreman and teaching student engineers. He volunteered at local schools, especially when his children were school age, educating children about the importance of the railroad system. He was awarded Parent-Teacher Association Life Membership, the highest award given by the Tennessee PTA. He was a longtime member of Church of Nazarene where he loved teaching Adult and Young Married Sunday School classes. He also served in the U.S. Army and National Guard, was a former Boy Scout leader and KY Colonel.
Dan is survived by his wife, Brenda Rankin Wright; five children, Krystal Lepeard Stevens and husband Jeremy, Kari Wright and fiance’ Ben Hughes all of Paducah, Jeff Dees and wife Rene of Metropolis, Il, Lorri Phillips and husband David of Water Valley, MS, and Randy Wright and wife Cindy of Memphis, TN,; seven grandchildren, Brandon Wright, Wes and Mary Wright, Matthew Phillips, Taylor and MeKenzie Lepeard and Ashley Dees; two brothers, John Wright and wife Margaret of Southhaven, MS and Dean Wright and wife Barbara of Hernando, MS; and several nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death was a brother, Gearrell Wright and his parents.
Funeral services will be held at 1pm Saturday at Milner & Orr Funeral Home with Revs. Russ Frazier, Dean Wright and Dave Woosley officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Kenton Cemetery. Visitation will be held Friday evening from 5-8 pm.
Contributions may be made to Church of Nazarene, 2626 Adams Street, Paducah, Ky 42001 or Lourdes Hospice, P.O. Box 7100, Paducah, Ky 42002-7100.
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