Allen Whitfield Wright

December 8, 1927August 25, 2014
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Allen W. Wright, age 86, passed away August 25, 2014. He was born Thursday in Nashville, TN December 8, 1927 to the late Harvey and Barbara Wright, and is also preceded in death by his beloved wife of 58 years, Jessie and granddaughter, Leah.

Allen had a tremendous love for his family and adoring wife of 6 years, Bettye Walden Kirby Wright. They were members of the Goodlettsville Church of Christ. He also had many friends in the Middle Tennessee Ford “Model A” Club in which he was involved with for more than three decades. He also enjoyed his many friends in music and loved to play the saxophone.

Mr. Wright served in the Air Force during World War II and returned to a career in the trucking business, which he owned and operated in Goodlettsville for many years. He was loved by so many and always had a kind word to say. A true gentleman, and friend to all he met. He will be missed and remembered always.

He is survived by his wife, Bettye; brother, Johnny Wright; daughter, Harriette (Frank); sons, Jerry Wright, Ricky (Dawn) Wright; step-son, Les (Yolanda) Kirby; step-daughter, Lisa (Danny) Cutrell; nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life will be conducted 11 a.m. Thursday, at Goodlettsville Church of Christ, with Bro. Charles Baugh and Bro. Ray Eanes officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. The Model A Ford group will serve as Honorary Pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Goodlettsville Church of Christ, City of Children’s, Mexican Mission.

Family and friends will gather to remember Mr. Wright at a visitation Wednesday from 2 until 8 p.m., at Forest Lawn Funeral Home, and Thursday, one hour prior at the church.


  • Visitation Wednesday, August 27, 2014
  • Celebration of Life Thursday, August 28, 2014

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Sha Seigenthaler

September 4, 2014

Mr. Wright was my next-door neighbor. He was always so friendly. Such a nice, nice man. My prayers are with all your family.

Teddie Hunter

August 29, 2014

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Traci Perkins

August 28, 2014

We I moved to Nashville almost 30 years ago and started going to Goodlettsville Church of Christ, it wasn't long before I had been "adopted" by Allen & Jesse Wright. Allen Wright was one of the finest men I have ever know. He was real - he didn't pretend to be something he wasn't. If he loved you - you knew you were loved. To all the children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and Ms. Bettye - I am so very sorry for your loss, but I now where Allen Wright is and I know we will see him again.

Pam Stiles-Wright-Paradise

August 27, 2014

Betty, Jerry, Kayla and Douglas, I am so sorry, he was such a kind man, always willing with a helping hand, he inspired many..he was a Man of God and will truly be missed. You are in my thought and prayers.

Pam Stiles-Paradise

August 27, 2014

Allen is/was my ex-father-in-law..He was a great man, a kind at heart man always there to lend a helping hand,,he was a man of God..I loved him very much and he will be greatly all are in my thoughts and prayers.

Trina Holliday

August 27, 2014

To: Jerry wright ,Douglas and Kayla I am so sorry for your loss. Allen was a great inspiration to all that crossed his path and he made that love and inspiration easy to remember the man he was.

August 27, 2014

So sorry for your loss. The whole family will be in our prayers. We loved Allen very much. Phi and Sylvia Sugg.

Lillie Kirby

August 27, 2014

So sorry to hear of the loss of your husband Allen. I now you are saddened but I hope your days will be brighter soon. Lillie Kirby