Alexander Funeral Home-Newburgh Chapel

5333 Old Indiana 261, Newburgh, IN


Donald R. Wright

October 6, 1937August 18, 2019

Donald R. Wright, 81, of Newburgh, IN passed away Sunday, August 18, 2019. He was born in Muncie, IN to the late Herman and Garnett (Peak) Wright.

He attended Selma Elementary/High School. Don completed his college and law degree at Indiana University in 5 ½ years. He was associated with Fine, Hatfield, Sparrenberger and Fine after graduating from law school and later founded the law firm of Wright, Evans and Daly. In his final years of law practice, he was associated with Rudolph, Fine, Porter and Johnson, and finally with Jackson Kelly. During his law career, Don was a member of Evansville Bar Association, Indiana Bar Association, American Bar Association, DRI, and Brooks Inns of Court. He was admitted to practice before the Indiana Supreme Court, United States District Court, and United States Supreme Court.

Don is survived by his wife of 60 years, Betty; son, David Wright (Desiree) of Encinitas, CA; daughter, Karen Jordan of Newburgh, IN; granddaughters, Katelyn Page (Michael) of Boonville, IN, Angela Jordan of Newburgh, IN; and great-grandchildren, Chloe and Lucas Page.

The family would like to thank doctors Donald Brake, James Evanson, and Frank Pamelia for the years of compassionate care.

Funeral Services will be held 3:00 p.m. Sunday, September 8, 2019 at Alexander Newburgh Chapel officiated by Pastor Troy Smith. Friends may visit 1:00 p.m. until service time on Sunday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 5250 Vogel Road, Evansville, IN 47715.


  • Visitation Sunday, September 8, 2019
  • Funeral Service Sunday, September 8, 2019


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John Kreighbaum

August 21, 2019

Over the years I worked several cases where Don also had a client and really enjoyed the experience. As is typical of attorneys who started their practice around the same time as Don he had several stories that were quite entertaining. Sorry for your loss.