OBITUARY

Marvin McCall Wright Sr.

September 17, 1942November 16, 2020
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Marvin M. Wright (78) of Jacksonville, Florida went home to be with the Lord on Monday, November 16th, 2020. He was born on September 17th, 1942 to Roman Glynn and Susie C. Wright in Pitts, Georgia. Marvin professed his faith in Jesus at the age of 16 while a member of Beaver Street Baptist Church.

Marvin graduated from Paxon High School in 1962. He enlisted in the United States Army right out of high school. He married his high school sweetheart, Mary Helen Zipperer on October 25th, 1963. Shortly after their marriage, the Army sent him to Germany. Within three years he was promoted within the Infantry to Sargent. After Marvin left the Army, he worked for JEA for 9 years as a Network Technician and then became self-employed as an AC Refrigeration Contractor. He has always been an avid outdoorsman. He frequented hunting grounds in Wyoming and Kentucky. He was a deacon of Edgewood Christian Church and taught Sunday school alongside his wife for several years. Marvin was loved by everyone he knew; he brought many people to Christ throughout his life. He was happily married for 57 years to the love of his life.

He had two brothers, both deceased, Bill Wright and Norman Wright. Marvin has four sisters-in-law, Vida (and David) Williams, Tina Golden, and Jennifer Wright and Gloria Wright (now deceased). He also has one brother in law, Jack (and Rozanne) Zipperer.

Marvin and Helen had two children, both deceased, Mary Sue Wright (January 9th, 2012) and Marvin McCall Wright Jr. (February 13th, 2012). He has one son-in-law, Everett G. Rhoades. He has four grandchildren, Glenn (and Nicole), Stephen, Chris, and Brandon (and Melissa). Marvin has 10 great-grandchildren, Grace, Lauren, Natalie, Ansley, Caleb, Madelyn, Jacob, Isaac, Benjamin, and Paisley.

The family requests to please leave words of comfort on this website so that it can be captured into a beautiful keepsake hard covered book.

The Funeral Service Friday 11/20/2002 starting at 10:45am will be Live Streamed as will the Final Committal at Jacksonville National Cemetery at 2pm on 11/24/2020. Please HIGHLIGHT with your cursor to "cut and paste" or "ctrl C and ctrl V" onto the search bar of any laptop, computer or mobile device. There is a live countdown for each.

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Kiara (Bubbles) Robinson

November 22, 2020

I was mr.Wright Cna and I was working with. Him for awhile as a fill in January-February then I left and always use whin to the company I wanna go back 😂😂as time went by god answered my prayers two months before his last goodbyes I came back and there til the end I love Mrs.Helen “mema”she the most caring and sweetest lady ever and loved some mr.Marvin and was always on top him doing Exercise her fav words was BABE YOU GOTTA GET UP KIARA ONLY HERE FOR THREE HOURS 😂😂his words was ok honey 😂😂😂 I LOVE YALL AND IM ONLY ONE CALL AWAY

David Bryant

November 20, 2020

The words GREAT MAN don’t fill the space enough for all that Marvin was to so many people. He never knew the words can’t and always was there when you needed him. He helped me so many many times with advise to my walk with THE LORD!! He was a giving and caring man that loved everyone he saw. And always said “WE WILL ADAPT AND OVERCOME” and he lived that way in life. God Bless his family and rest easy my friend JOB WELL DONE❤️

Rufus Johnson

November 20, 2020

Condolences to Mrs. Wright

Mr. Marvin Wright was a great man and well respected. He my was my neighbor for the last 22 years. Mr. Wright was always willing to give me a helping hand on my air conditioner at no charge.
I will always have great memories of Mr.
Wright loving on his dogs( Roscoe and Snowball). Teaching them to play dead.
You will be missed
Rufus, Mary and Pierre Johnson

Dan & Robin Douberly

November 19, 2020

Helen and Grandchildren,
It was a great privilege to know Marvin. So many times he would stop by the shop to talk. Dan and Marvin form a sweet friendship over the last 10 years. Dan met Marvin back in tech school many years ago, they both had there trade in common, so needless to say they did a lot of riding home talking on the phone to each other about the days events. They laugh a lot. Dan going to miss his friend and I am going to miss our talks as well. He would call and tell me that he was praying for me during my health crisis , that meant a lot to me that he would take time out to let me know he was concern. We know Marvin loved his Lord and family. We will meet again RIP Marvin! Love to his wife and family. Dan & Robin Douberly

Sandy Sayre

November 19, 2020

Marvin was our entire family’s friend and all of us loved him. He called once A week to check on us. He loved his Lord, his wife and his family first and was kind to everyone! You felt better after being around Marvin!! The world was a better place because of him. He was our friend over 50 years. I miss him already and am thankful he had the most precious wife who served him without complaint ever. She is also fine!! They have brought much glory to God and are excellent examples for us all to follow. Thank you God for sharing Marvin with us.

Charles Tallant

November 18, 2020

We will miss our friend. I my self Marvin was more like my brother and Helen as my sister. I and my family has known the Wright family for more than fortythree years. Marvin and Helen made us feel
like family. We worked together for many years. I worked long hours with Marvin . If a job had to be done on time and was way behind he had a saying. We have a mission and no matter what it takes. We got the job done.

Wayne Pye

November 18, 2020

My condolences to Helen and the family. I worked with Marvin for a number of years, and he was very well-liked by me and all of his employees. Hard worker, good friend and I will miss him. RIP.

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