OBITUARY

Norris Ray Wright

September 9, 1939November 18, 2021

Norris Ray Wright passed away November 18th, 2021 peacefully at the age of 82. Predeceased by Neal Napier, brother, and his parents, Betty Jeffers and Gilbert Wright. Survived by loving wife of 51 years, Linda (Woodruff) Wright, daughter, Norlene Rogers (Gary), sons, Jeff Wright (Charlotte) and Kevin Wright (Cassie), brother, Nelson Wright (Anna), sisters Nila Napier Taylor and Neva Hotseller, and many cousins, nieces, nephews, grandchildren (7), and great-grandchildren (10).

Norris graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelors in Theater in 1961. He served as president of Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity. He was a member of the Singing Hoosiers for 3 years.

After graduation, he worked at Paul Harris where he was the Corporate Personnel Director for 8 years. Later, he went on to Roth Young Personnel where he was the Vice President, President, and Owner for 14 years. He finished his professional career at Indiana Business College as the Director of Career Services until retirement.

A lifetime member of the community theater, Norris directed and performed over 100 plays and musicals. His productions were seen at Zionsville Off Main Street Players, JCC Theater in the Woods, Epilogue, and many more. He won many awards for directing and set design, most notably in 2004 the Edward Green Lifetime Achievement Award.

Norris loved his family and his many friends, always excited about the next get together. He will be missed by all who knew him.

A visitation for Norris will be held Saturday, December 4, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at Leppert Mortuaries – Nora, 740 East 86th St, Indianapolis, Indiana 46240, followed by a memorial service at 11:00 AM.

Services

4 December

Visitation

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Leppert Mortuaries – Nora

740 East 86th St
Indianapolis, Indiana 46240

4 December

Memorial Service

11:00 am

Leppert Mortuaries – Nora

740 East 86th St
Indianapolis, Indiana 46240

A reception will immediately follow.

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Lynn (Allison) Erdmann

November 23, 2021

How and where to begin?...

I first met Norris and Linda when I was 15 years old and had just performed my first adult role in The Miracle Worker. Throughout the decades, there wasn't a time that I didn't feel joy at seeing them at various productions.

He was someone who should have lived forever, but,
Knowing how many hearts he touched, I can find peace in knowing that he will.

Thank you Norris for all that you gave to me and to others. A part of our heart goes with you.

Lynn (Allison) Erdmann

Karen Thiel - Herkless

November 20, 2021

Mr. Wright, Norris, was like a second father to me. He and Linda always had time for us. Very up beat, never judgemental, and a wonderful sense of humor. I appreciated being able to help with scenery for his plays, and especially watching them. I will hold his memory in my heart. I feel it was an honor to know him, as well as his family. I also appreciate the time he spent with us. God bless you Linda, Norlene, Jeff and Kevin. May God hold you close in his heart, and peace be with you 🙏❤.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY