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Theron Keith Wright

August 22, 1971September 25, 2021
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Theron Keith Wright, age 50, passed away September 25, 2021 with his family at his side.

Theron was born in Lake Charles, LA to parents Earl and Geraldine Wright on August 22, 1971.

He was a native of Lake Charles, LA. Theron graduated from LaGrange High School Class of 1989. He was active in soccer and the YMCA Swim Team. He graduated from Tulsa Community College and Spartan School of Aviation. While in school, Theron’s life was challenged by a work- related accident that left him paralyzed from the waist down. He was mentored back into flying by Rick Amber, a heroic Naval Aviator from the Vietnam Era, who himself was a paraplegic. Rick founded Challenge Air for Kids and Friends, a non-profit organization and brought Theron into the organization as Main Aviator. During Theron’s time with the group until his leaving for medical issues, they flew 24,000 disAbled children throughout the United States. Three events were held here at Lake Charles Airport. His idols were Chuck Yeager and Patti Wagstaff.

He is survived by his parents Earl and Gerry Wright of Lake Charles, LA; his three brothers Chris Wright and wife Martha of The Colony, TX, Earl Wright II and wife Cheryl of Lake Charles, LA, and Sam Wright and wife Laura of Cincinnati, OH; his sister Elizabeth Wright Key of Clear Lake, TX; his partner Amy Por and her daughter Leyla of Iowa, LA; his nieces and nephews Halie and Zachary Wright, McKenzie Wright and Justin Doucet, Laura Taylor, Tab Key, Taylor Henry, and Julian and Claudia Wright; and his great nieces and nephews Emma, Brady, and Baylee Taylor, Tab Key III, Jackson, Tucker, and Maverick Henry.

A visitation will begin Saturday October 16, 2021 at 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. A Rosary and a Chaplet of Divine Mercy will take place Saturday October 16, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. in Hixson Funeral Home. followed by a Celebration of Life Service at 12 p.m at Hixson Funeral Home led by Celebrant Jody Barrilleaux.

A special thanks to all the home health nurses who cared for him (you know who you are) and to an outstanding ICU nurse at St. Patrick's Hospital, Trevor.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Challenge Air for kids and friends at https://www.challengeair.com/ or to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital at www.stjudes.org .

Fond memories and words of sympathy may be shared with the Wright family at www.hixsonfuneralhomes.com

  • FAMILY

  • He is survived by his parents Earl and Gerry Wright of Lake Charles, LA; his three brothers Chris Wright and wife Martha of The Colony, TX, Earl Wright II and wife Cheryl of Lake Charles, LA, and Sam Wright and wife Laura of Cincinnati, OH; his sister Elizabeth Wright Key of Clear Lake, TX; his partner Amy Por of Iowa, LA; his nieces and nephews Halie and Zachary Wright, McKenzie Wright and Justin Doucet, Laura Taylor, Tab Key, Taylor Henry, and Julian and Claudia Wright; and his great nieces and nephews Emma, Brady, and Baylee Taylor, Tab Key III, Jackson, Tucker, and Maverick Henry.

Services

16 October

Visitation

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

J. E. Hixson & Sons

3001 Ryan St
Lake Charles, Louisiana 70601

16 October

Rosary

10:30 am

 

16 October

Celebration of Life

12:00 pm

J. E. Hixson & Sons

3001 Ryan St
Lake Charles, Louisiana 70601

Memories

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Paul Pike

October 15, 2021

I am very sorry to hear about Theron’s passing away. Theron and I were neighbors and soon became childhood friends when we were very young in the 70’s. We enjoyed a lot fun times and summers together as kids. Im not surprised Theron pursued the field of aviation as he loved airplanes and going to the air shows as a young man. To Mr and Mrs Wright and the family, please accept my deepest condolences.
Paul Pike
Lake Charles, La

Gina Ardoin

October 13, 2021

The world lost one hell of a man! No matter what life dealt you, you always managed to smile & put a smile on others faces. You had one of the biggest hearts, putting your needs aside to give to & help others. You always greeted people with a smile & an endless hug. You showed the world beauty & that no matter what, you taught people there was always a fighting chance to be a hero & let your light shine through. You are missed & will be missed but you were loved by everyone that crossed your path. The greatest gift you gave others was your smile, heart & love. I will always love you & can’t wait to see you again at those things early gates. It was a pleasure to know you & make memories with you. I will take care of Liz, don’t you worry.

Amy Por

October 6, 2021

I met Theron in May of 2017. Since then he has become a family member to Leyla, my daughter, and me. He was an extremely unique and heart-felt soul. It did not take long until he was , "part of our family". We spent a great deal of time together, and I hope that we brought as much joy to his life as he brought to ours. He filled a role that was somewhere between Step-father and brother to Leyla. To me, he was like no one I had ever met. He brought every emotion on the spectrum to our lives. I loved him with every fiber of my being. It was uncanny how we could be so different, but finish each other's sentences. No one has ever had such an impact on my life, as did Theron. We just "fit". I miss him immensely and, I know that I will for a very, very long time.

I would like to convey my condolences to his family. I am sure that they will also miss him. It's hard for me to believe that he is gone from this earth, that I am unable to laugh with, talk to, or touch him, anymore. He was my very best friend. He brought me joy and laughter. I have been forever touched by his presence, and I will carry a piece of him in my heart for all of my days on this earth. Going on without him is going to be the hardest thing I have ever had to do. He showed me strength that I never knew I had. I am grateful for our time together,and I wouldn't change it for anything. Knowing him made me a better version of myself. I just wish that it was longer. It is with a heavy heart that I write this, but I hope that he is doing all of the things that his body wouldn't let him do, here on Earth. I will love you always, Theron.

Sandra Brian

October 4, 2021

Our deepest condolences. He will be greatly missed. Our sincere sympathy to the family.

Robert and Sandra Brian

Diana Broussard

September 29, 2021

Please know that my heart feels pain for you and your family. Life was a challenge for you all you did your best now God will take some pain from you Have good memories and peace of heart Keep the faith and we will keep you in our prayers. Sincerely Wendell and Diana Henry Broussard. 🙏🏻🙏🏻❣️

Justin Meyer

September 28, 2021

Fair winds, my friend.

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Biography

Theron Keith Wright, age 50, passed away September 25, 2021 with his family at his side.

Theron was born in Lake Charles, LA to parents Earl and Geraldine Wright on August 22, 1971.

He was a native of Lake Charles, LA. Theron graduated from LaGrange High School Class of 1989. He was active in soccer and the YMCA Swim Team. He graduated from Tulsa Community College and Spartan School of Aviation. While in school, Theron’s life was challenged by a work- related accident that left him paralyzed from the waist down. He was mentored back into flying by Rick Amber, a heroic Naval Aviator from the Vietnam Era, who himself was a paraplegic. Rick founded Challenge Air for Kids and Friends, a non-profit organization and brought Theron into the organization as Main Aviator. During Theron’s time with the group until his leaving for medical issues, they flew 24,000 disAbled children throughout the United States. Three events were held here at Lake Charles Airport. His idols were Chuck Yeager and Patti Wagstaff.

He is survived by his parents Earl and Gerry Wright of Lake Charles, LA; his three brothers Chris Wright and wife Martha of The Colony, TX, Earl Wright II and wife Cheryl of Lake Charles, LA, and Sam Wright and wife Laura of Cincinnati, OH; his sister Elizabeth Wright Key of Clear Lake, TX; his partner Amy Por and her daughter Leyla of Iowa, LA; his nieces and nephews Halie and Zachary Wright, McKenzie Wright and Justin Doucet, Laura Taylor, Tab Key, Taylor Henry, and Julian and Claudia Wright; and his great nieces and nephews Emma, Brady, and Baylee Taylor, Tab Key III, Jackson, Tucker, and Maverick Henry.

A visitation will begin Saturday October 16, 2021 at 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. A Rosary and a Chaplet of Divine Mercy will take place Saturday October 16, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. followed by a Celebration of Life Service at 12 p.m led by Celebrant Jody Barrilleaux.

A special thanks to all the home health nurses who cared for him (you know who you are) and to an outstanding ICU nurse at St. Patrick's Hospital, Trevor.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Challenge Air for kids and friends at https://www.challengeair.com/ or to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital at www.stjudes.org .

Fond memories and words of sympathy may be shared with the Wright family at www.hixsonfuneralhomes.com