James Alvin Wright

January 3, 1950January 24, 2011

James Wright, 61, of Houston, TX was born January 3, 1950 and passed away in his home on January 24, 2011. He graduated from Klein High School in 1968 and, at the age of 18, joined the Houston Fire Department where he enjoyed a 35 year distinguished career rising to the rank of District Chief. He was a loving husband, devoted father and proud firefighter. He is survived by his loving wife of 35 years Karen; beloved children: James, Jason and Kristina; son-in-law, Arthur; grandson, Jackson; mother, Velma and brothers: Donald and Dennis.


  • Funeral Service Saturday, January 29, 2011
  • Visitation Friday, January 28, 2011

James Alvin Wright

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Linda Seber

February 3, 2011

Donald Dennis and Velma, James's wife and children. Our Prayers are with you always. In some way we are kin and great friends. Linda Nitsch Seber and Carrie Wright Viningre

Jose Ricardo & Melisa Palermo

January 30, 2011

"May the angels lead you to paradise...May the ranks of angels receive you...May you have eternal rest."
Eternal rest grant unto him Oh Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him!
May the Lord continue to show His mercy and love towards James, Karen his wife, and his children and grandchild.
United with you in prayer;

Michelle Wright

January 30, 2011

James, we are going to miss you. I have known you since I was 10 years old. My mom really enjoyed having you as neighbors. I am glad our paths have crossed. I remember you and Karen taking me to church. I am praying for the family. Love and God bless you all! I will treasure the memories. Say hi to my Mom for me James. I know ya'll are smiling down on us. Michelle Wright and family.

Jeanne Hilko

January 29, 2011

Karen- We are all very sorry to hear of James's passing. Please accept our deepest sympathies.
Michael & Jeanne Hilko
Humble Tx
Caroline LeBlanc-Stephenson
Boynton Beach Fla.

Janice Thomas

January 28, 2011

May God give you His Peace that passes all understanding during this difficult time. Karen, if you or your family need me for anything I will be there. Lean on God in the days ahead.

E/O Laura Archibald

January 27, 2011

I am so sorry to hear about Chief Wright's passing. He was very kind to me and always made me feel welcomed at the station. May you rest in peace.

January 27, 2011

I am very saddened to hear of James' passing. He was a very sweet and dear friend in high school. May God help the family through these difficult days, my prayers are with you all. Sandy(Prosise)Roberson, Paige, Texas

Warren Ducote

January 27, 2011

I work with Capt. Wright for many years at Fire Station 16. Great Guy. So very sorry to hear of your loss.

Loree Stuhr

January 27, 2011

My thoughts and prayers are with your family during this very difficult time. I have lived across the street from the Wright's for almost 7 years now. I will always remember his friendly wave, and just not long ago coming over and thanking us for flying the American flag on New Years day. May the Lord comfort your family during this time. Karen, I am only across the street if you ever need anything. Godspeed.

January 27, 2011

James and I worked together at station 16 for his his entire time there. He spoke often of his wife and children. I beleive his life centered around his family. The last time we worked together, he was on an overtime assignment as 16's District Chief and we had an opportunity to talk over old times and fires fought together. Then the conversation turned to our families and he teld me how proud he was of all his children. He showed me a picture of Kristina. He will be missed.
Captain Merrill Wood (retired)