OBITUARY

Tilmer Lee Wright

September 9, 1932July 7, 2019
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Tilmer Lee Wright, 86, went to be with the Lord during the early morning hours of Sunday (July 7, 2019) surrounded by his loving family. Tilmer was born on September 9, 1932 in Kingsport, TN to the late Troy Canary & Mattie Mae (Joyner) Wright.

Tilmer was a devoted Christian full of unconditional love. He was a member of Hilltop Mission Church where he served as a Sunday School Teacher and was also a member of the Hilltop Mission Quartet. He unselfishly served our country in the United States Navy. He was a devoted employee of AGC for over 30 years. He loved sharing Jesus’s love with others and also woodworking. Tilmer was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend; he will be greatly missed. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wives, Ada Wright (52 years) and Onie Wright (11 years), daughter, Donna Hammonds; brother, Zack Wright; sister, Jean Ingram; and great-grandson, Arie Hite.

Left to cherish his memory are his daughter, Lisa Stewart & husband Sam; son, Tilmer “Tim” Wright, Jr. & wife Ellen; five grandchildren, Maisyn, Madisyn, Stephanie, Jared, and Audrey; one great-grandson, Harper Hite; several nieces, nephews, and a host of friends.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday (July 9, 2019) from 12 to 2 p.m. at East Lawn Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. in the chapel with Bro Chris Ball officiating.

Committal services will be held Tuesday (July 9, 2019) at 3 p.m. in the Garden of Everlasting Life III. Military rites will be provided by American Legion Posts 3/265. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial contributions be sent to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105 www.stjude.org 800-873-6983) or Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (322 Eighth Ave. 7th Floor New York, NY 10001 www.alzfdn.org 866-232-8484).

Online condolences may be made to the Wright family at www.eastlawnkingsport.com. East Lawn Funeral Home and Memorial Park has the honor of serving the Wright family.

  • FAMILY

  • Lisa Stewart and husband Sam, Daughter
  • Tilmer "Tim" Wright Jr. and wife Ellen, Son
  • Maisyn, Madisyn, Stepanie, Jared and Audrey, Five Grandchildren
  • Harper Hite, One Great-Grandson
  • Several Nieces and Nephews, and a Host of Friends, Family
  • Troy Canary and Mattie Mae (Joyner) Wright, Parents - Deceased
  • Ada Wright (52 years) and Onie Wright (11 years), Wives - Deceased
  • Donna Hammonds, Daughter - Deceased
  • Zack Wright, Brother - Deceased
  • Jean Ingram, Sister - Deceased
  • Arie Hite, Great-Grandson - Deceased

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, July 9, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, July 9, 2019
  • Graveside Service Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Memories

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Jerry and Tammy Littlejohn

July 10, 2019

Our most sincere condolences to the family. Tilmer was one of our favorite customers at Woods Service Center. He always had a smile and time to sit and chat. We are grateful for the time we had to know him and share his smile. May God bless the family.

Sallie Page

July 9, 2019

Stephanie and family,
Losing a love one is not easy, we pray you find comfort knowing he is with our Lord and cherish your memories. Smp

Mike Muldoon

July 8, 2019

Tim,

I never had the pleasure of meeting your father but the things you've shared have given me an ide of what a terrific husband and father he was. I know how difficult this time is and I wanted you to know that you and your whole family are in my thoughts.

Mike

Robin Scott

July 8, 2019

Lisa and family, I am so sorry for your loss! I remember your daddy's gentle spirit and unconditional love for all. What a reunion must be taking place in Heaven as your daddy is reunited with your mama and all those gone before.

Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you as you celebrate your daddy's life. Love you!

Jo Arnold

July 8, 2019

Lisa and Tim, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your families.

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Biography

Tilmer Lee Wright was known as many things to many people. He was a loved one, a friend, and someone special. To family and friends who knew him best, Tilmer will be remembered as a very exceptional person.

Tilmer Lee Wright, 86, went to be with the Lord during the early morning hours of Sunday (July 7, 2019) surrounded by his loving family. Tilmer was born on September 9, 1932 in Kingsport, TN to the late Troy Canary & Mattie Mae (Joyner) Wright.

Tilmer was a devoted Christian full of unconditional love. He was a member of Hilltop Mission Church where he served as a Sunday School Teacher and was also a member of the Hilltop Mission Quartet. He unselfishly served our country in the United States Navy. He was a devoted employee of AGC for over 30 years. He loved sharing Jesus’s love with others and also woodworking. Tilmer was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend; he will be greatly missed.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wives, Ada Wright (52 years) and Onie Wright (11 years), daughter, Donna Hammonds; brother, Zack Wright; sister, Jean Ingram; and great-grandson, Arie Hite.

Left to cherish his memory are his daughter, Lisa Stewart & husband Sam; son, Tilmer “Tim” Wright, Jr. & wife Ellen; five grandchildren, Maisyn, Madisyn, Stephanie, Jared, and Audrey; one great-grandson, Harper Hite; several nieces, nephews, and a host of friends.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday (July 9, 2019) from 12 to 2 p.m. at East Lawn Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. in the chapel with Bro Chris Ball officiating.

Committal services will be held Tuesday (July 9, 2019) at 3 p.m. in the Garden of Everlasting Life III. Military rites will be provided by American Legion Posts 3/265. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial contributions be sent to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105 www.stjude.org 800-873-6983) or Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (322 Eighth Ave. 7th Floor New York, NY 10001 www.alzfdn.org 866-232-8484).

Online condolences may be made to the Wright family at www.eastlawnkingsport.com. East Lawn Funeral Home and Memorial Park has the honor of serving the Wright family.

Simply stated, Tilmer was a good and kind person, an individual who will for all time be remembered by his family and friends as being a caring and giving person, someone who was a vital part of their lives. Tilmer leaves behind him a legacy of life-long friendships and many cherished memories. Everyone whose life he touched will always remember Tilmer Lee Wright.