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Stowers Funeral Home

401 West Brandon Blvd, Brandon, FL

OBITUARY

Leonard Forster Wright Jr.

December 18, 1920January 17, 2020

Leonard F. Wright went to Glory on January 17, 2020. Leonard was born in Oliver Springs, TN to the late Leonard Sr. & Mable Wright.

In 1963 he retired from the Army and retired from civil service in 1982. He enlisted as a young man at the age of 16. He served our country in both the Pacific Theater in WWII and Korean War. He was Sergeant 1st Class and was honored with a bronze star. Retired from Civil Service as a commissary manager at MacDill Air Force Base in 1982.

He was a long time active member of Six Mile Creek Baptist Church and First Baptist Church of Brandon.

Leonard was committed and dedicated in all areas of his life. To God and his family first. He was a hunter, fisherman, and an avid golfer.

Survived by his children, great grand children, grandchildren; Steve Wright, Kim Wright Bush, Scott May, Marcie May, Emily Bush Wilson, Jessica May, Danny May, Brett May, Maddison May. Sisters and brother; Margaret Wright Aikens(Tom-deceased), Glen Wright(Betty), Barbara Wright Bunch(Bill-deceased)

Proceeded in death; Margaret Wright (wife) Bill May(son) Toni May(living wife) Darlene May(granddaughter) and many other friends and extended family.

A visitation for Leonard will be held Wednesday, January 22, 2020 from 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM at First Baptist Church of Brandon, 216 N Parsons Avenue, Brandon, Florida with a funeral service to follow. Interment will take place Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020 at 2:30 PM at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Leonard's memory may be made to St. Judes; Metropolitan Ministries; and Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranch.

  • DONATIONS

  • St. Judes
  • Metropolitan Ministries
  • Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranch

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, January 22, 2020
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, January 22, 2020
  • Committal Service Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Memories

Leonard Forster Wright Jr.

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Vivian Starling

January 21, 2020

I had the privilege of keeping Mr. Wright company on several occasions when Steven had to be away - and it was a privilege! He had such a loving and giving spirit, a love of God and family and so many "life experiences" that I loved to hear him share. He loved sharing memories of his wife and the escapades of his children. He was a gentleman from the old school and loved his Lord above all else. Steven, it blessed my heart and many others when you brought him to the Boys Ranch to live. I so admire you for the love and commitment, the gentleness and care you showed your dad when the roles reversed and you became his care-taker. The love and respect you both shared for each other was so very evident. I know our Lord is saying, "well done my good and faithful servant" to both of you - your father for living such a God loving and fearing life before you and your siblings and you, my friend, for following God's commandment in honoring your dad by caring of him for him his last years...I know it wasn't always easy but you did what God called you to do! I wish I could be there for you but I won't be able to. Just know I'm praying for God's strength and grace during this time. Love you my friend - Vivian

Don LaBrecque

January 21, 2020

Steven,
So sorry to hear of your father's passing but glad to know that you were able to spend so much quality time with him in his last years. In an age where dying alone is such a common occurrence, it makes me glad that you were in his life so much. I'm certain he appreciated that as I know you did too. I'm sure he left this world proud of the fact that he had son like you.

Teddy Gurr

January 20, 2020

The music from taps will be nothing compared to the music welcoming him to heaven
So proud to have him as my cousin

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY