David Owen Wright
December 25, 1954 – April 1, 2021
David Owen Wright, “Big Dave”, 66, of Spring, TX, passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by his loving family on April 1, 2021. He was born in 1954 on Christmas Day in St. Louis, Missouri to parents Donald Owen Wright and Catherine Jeanette Wright.
David began his career in Municipal Operations at Hays Utility Service in 1973. After 28 years of devoted service, he co-founded TNG Utility Corporation with Richard “Chip” Callegari in 2001. The relationships David established will continue to influence the industry for years to come.
David was also a dedicated member at Grace Family Church serving as an elder, deacon, beloved Sunday school teacher, church camp leader, festival coordinator, and so much more. Outside of his church and career obligations, David served his community through his children’s youth sports. Never one to shy away from a challenge, he served as head coach, assistant coach, umpire, volunteer coordinator, athletic director, concessions coordinator, booster club member, fundraiser, and many other roles throughout the years. He recognized the importance of teamwork and loved investing his time in the lives of every child he had the privilege to coach.
His favorite role, and the one he was most proud of, was that of a devoted husband. He was married to his wife April (Woodard) Wright on June 1, 1973. They enjoyed cruising, listening to live music, visiting historical monuments, exploring state parks, traveling in their RV, and countless trips to Galveston, TX, where they honeymooned many years ago. As a loving father of 4, David was committed to providing a better life for his children and it showed in everything he did. He excelled in his role as grandfather, a.k.a. Pops, to his 8 adoring grandchildren. His constant encouragement and Christian influence has helped shape their lives and will undoubtedly continue as they honor his legacy.
David is survived by his wife, April Wright, and children; Wesley Owen Wright and wife Deidra Wright, daughter Dawn Rodgers and husband Aaron Rodgers, Johnathan Wright and wife Stefanie Wright, and Cody Wright; grandchildren Samuel Owen Rodgers, Meghan Wright, Bennett Owen Wright, Ellis Rodgers, Delaney Wright, Johnathan “Bubba” Wright, Oliver Rodgers, and Owen Wright; siblings, Danny Wright, Johnny Wright, Daryl Wright, Dennis Wright, Mickie Wright, and Cathy Wright.
David is preceded in rest by his parents Donald Wright and Catherine Jeanette Wright; his in-laws Bernard Woodard and Margaret Woodard; and his sister Teena Marler.
A visitation will be held in David’s honor from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 inside the Chapel of Calvary Hill Funeral Home, 21723 Aldine-Westfield Road, Humble, TX 77338. The Celebration of his life will commence at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 8, 2021 at Champion Life Centre, 3031 FM 2920 Rd, Spring, TX 77388. Following the service, David will be escorted to the Calvary Hill Cemetery where he will be laid to rest.
In remembrance of Big Dave’s life and his unmatched generosity, the family has decided to organize a non-profit in his honor. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating funds via PayPal to @DawnRod or email@example.com.
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David Owen Wright
April 9, 2021
My heart goes out to April and the entire Wright family. David was a truly a genuine and kind fellow. I was honored to co-teach the junior class (10, 11 & 12 yr. olds) at Spring Tabernacle with David for many years. We were both much younger back there somewhere in the 1980s, but I still have many fond memories of those days. David has ended his earthly journey, fought the good fight and won the prize, but will no doubt still be greatly missed.
Your friend Claudia
April 8, 2021
Mr. David Wright was a dedicated sponsor of my family’s organization, Sammy Taylor Memorial Scholarship group, benefiting youth of East Montgomery County. Mr. Wright attended many of our annual Clay Shoot events with his grandchildren, family members and work team. I had the pleasure to visit with him at many of the events to understand the fine person he was and how much he enjoyed helping young people in many capacities. Our heart goes out to his beloved family, friends, and those who have had the pleasure to work with him.
April 7, 2021
It’s been one of the biggest blessings I’ve received having YOU as my father in law! You have taught me so much over the last 18 years. You are also such a great Pops to Johnathan, Meghan, Bubba, & Owen and we all love you so much. It’s been an honor being able to spend the last 8 months taking care of you and getting to spend time with you and Granny. You will forever be missed but I know we will see each other again! Thank you for raising a good a man too, Johnathan is a good hearted man just like you! I’m forever grateful for you both!
Save a place for me!
Love you, Stefanie
April 7, 2021
We at Wall 2 Wall Benefits have had the pleasure of working with David for the past 13+ years, as we are the employee benefits advisor for TNG Corp. David was such an intelligent, professional, friendly man who we highly respected. We are so sorry for this loss and our sympathy and prayers go out to April and the rest of his family.
The memory of a good person is a blessing. Proverbs 10:7