2017-04-19 / Obituaries

Thomas Edward Wright Sr.


Thomas Edward Wright Sr., 86, passed away Sunday, April 16, 2017, at his residence in Blakely, Ga.

Mr. Wright retired from Great Southern Paper Company in February 1994, after 30 years of service as an area operator of the wood yard. He was a member of Hilton United Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John Washington Wright and Ruth Tabb Wright, and his infant daughter, Mary Helen Wright.

Survivors include his wife of 68 years, Helen Walton Wright; one daughter, Esther G. Black and husband Charlie of Albany, Ga.; one son, Thomas Edward Wright Jr. and wife Cynthia of Blakely. Grandchildren are Michelle P. Mock of Blakely, Ga., Michelle B. Roney and husband Slade of Edison, Ga., Thomas Edward Wright III and wife Maranda of Albany, and Ansley W. Alexander of Dothan, Ala. Great-grandchildren are Cami, Colby and wife Danielle, Morgan, Malori and Chance Mock all of Blakely, Macie and Adam Rackley of Camilla, Ga., Zack Roney of Edison, Thomas Edward Wright IV, Hallie Kay Wright of Albany, and Miles Alexander of Dothan, Ala. Great-great-grandchildren are Ethan, Sailor and Kane Mock of Blakely; one sister; Evelyn Jones, and niece, Debbie Jones, and nephew, Mike Jones of Edison.

Visitation was held on Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at 5:30 p.m. at Manry- Jordan-Hodges Funeral Home in Blakely, followed by graveside services at Blakely Cemetery at 6:30 p.m.

Active pallbearers were Robin Mock, Slade Roney, Colby Mock, Zack Roney, Mike Jones and Tom Wright. Honorary pallbearers were Felix Davis, Mark Winslett, John Hickox, Ted Knighton, Charles English, Tony Knighton, Smiley Bush and Cliff Starr.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Jay’s Hope (Pay ItforWard) in memory of Thomas Edward Wright Sr. The address is: Jay’s HOPE Foundation, 1157 B Forsyth Street, Macon, GA 31201.

Manry-Jordan- Hodges Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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