Pettus-Turnbo Funeral Home

501 W Gaines St, Lawrenceburg, TN


William Clay Wright

December 9, 1927December 8, 2019

William Clay Wright, age 91 passed away Sunday, December 8, 2019 at NHC Scott in Lawrenceburg, TN. He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corp. and he was a member of Deerfield Church of Christ.

He is preceded in death by his Wife, Mary Jo Prince Wright; Parents, John Henry and Fannie Belle Wright; 2 Brothers; 4 Sisters

He is survived by his Sons, Philip Wright, Mark Wright (Shannon); Three Brothers, Jay Wright, Clifford Wright, Guifford Wright; Grandchildren, Shannon Clay, Heather Jean, Andrea Sleata, Phillip Brandon, Britney Renee, Tucker Mark; 14 Great Grandchildren; 3 Great Great Grandchildren.

Visitation will be held at the Pettus-Turnbo Funeral chapel on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with a funeral service to follow at 1 p.m. Brother David Smith will be officiating.

Interment will be at Deerfield Cemetery.


  • Visitation Wednesday, December 11, 2019
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, December 11, 2019


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Andrea Hempel

December 11, 2019

Heaven gained an angel this week. We were very sad to lose our Grandad but fortunate to have him in our lives. He was one of the most loving, kind, patient, and enduring people that I have ever met. He was the perfect example of a Christian. Similar to his wife and my beloved Nanny. We loved them more than words can describe. They are finally together watching over us. His spirit will be with us forever and we will carry out their legacies.

william wallace

December 10, 2019

A good man and friend. He always had a smile when he would see you.

Jackie Britton

December 9, 2019

If your blessed in life under -the priceless gift of JESUS CHRIST you knew Mr. Wright and Mrs Wright. I live and breathe that being from a young child till this day. Influence of steadfastness, and remaining unmovable before men. Mr. and Mrs Wright loved and as Christians took me in and witnessed unto me how under any circumstance one can evolve and have every opportunity to succeed in life. Well I’m 61 now I am married 36 years and have spent the last 15 years in Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Syria.
I speak about this now because of the GOD fearing influences of those like Mr. and Mrs Wright. Phillip, and Mark where not only my friends, but life lines. How do you repay a family each member so gifted by parents that shared, and gave hope through CHRIST..

Well I have lived that childhood and there gifts and Christian trueness and have carried it through all my travels.

GOD bless the Wright family but rejoice in knowing that your parents where unloveable in belief of the cross and resurrection.

One who was blessed

Jackie Britton