James E. Wright

November 25, 1928June 14, 2014

James E. Wright, age 85, passed into heaven on Saturday, June 14, 2014. Jim was born in Grand Haven on November 25, 1928 to parents Lyle and Sadie Bernice (Taylor) Wright. He proudly served in the United States Army during the Korean War. Jim retired from Sealed Power Corporation after many years. He was a member of the Fellowship Reformed Church and VFW Post 446. Jim will be lovingly remembered by his wife of ten years, Josie Wright; children: Charles (Lorrine) Wright, Lauretta (Larry) Kalisz, Harold Wright, Nancy (Elmond) Hamilton, John (Joanne) Wright; sisters: Juanita (Jerry) Pearson of Port Orchard, WA, Janice (David Wolf) Hansen; several grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; special nieces, nephews and many friends. He was preceded in death by both parents, six brothers, one sister, and late wife, Pauline. A funeral service with full military honors will take place at 12:00pm at Ever Rest Funeral Home & Chapel (1783 E. Keating Ave., Muskegon) on Thursday, June 19, 2014. Pastor Greg VanderMeer officiating. The family will receive visitors on Thursday from 10:00am until the time of service. Interment at Sunrise Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice in Jim’s name.

Arrangements under the direction of Ever Rest Funeral Home and Cremation Chapel, Muskegon, MI.


  • Funeral Service Thursday, June 19, 2014
  • Visitation Thursday, June 19, 2014

James E. Wright

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Lyle wright

June 23, 2014

R.i.p. uncle jim you were the best uncle a nephew could ever ask for. You will be missed greatly till we meet again i heaven with bill and ruth and the rest of the family

Gary Wright

June 21, 2014

RIP Uncle Jim. I'll never forget the fishing trip we took together at Dworshak Reservoir in Idaho, near where you and my dad grew up, with my mom and dad, uncle Jerry and aunt Juanita and your wife, Josie. It's one of my fondest memories.

Debbie Washmuth (Wright)

June 19, 2014

RIP Uncle Jim, You were one of the best Uncle's a niece could ask for. I have memories of you and my dad with deer hanging in your yard, Playing horse shoes, family reunions and hanging out with the family at your house. Those were many years ago and wish I could have seen you more recently. I've always loved you and will miss you so much!

Larry and Lauretta Kalisz

June 16, 2014

You are dearly loved by your family. You will be missed by family and friends. Rest in peace dad.

Larry and Lauretta and family