Yantis Wright

April 6, 1927November 26, 2018

Yantis Wright, known to most as Oscar, age 91, of Odessa passed away Monday, November 26, 2018 at his home in Odessa.

He was born April 6, 1927 in Cross Plains, Texas. He was an oilfield supervisor and also served in the United States Navy. He married Della Irene (Crim) Wright in 1944 and enjoyed 62 years of marriage until her passing in 2006.

He was known to be patient, loving and kind to all his family, friends, co-workers and acquaintances, and he had a special soft spot for children.

He is survived by his children, David L. Wright of New Home, Texas, Tony Wright of Odessa, Texas, and Julia Lynn (Wright) Garrett of Lewisville, Texas; 9 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and 4 great-great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his wife Della Wright; his second wife, Sybil (King) Wright; 1 daughter, Lucretia Ann (Wright) Hines; 1 brother, Alph Lee Wright Jr.; and his daughter-in-law, Rita Gayle (Cox) Wright.

Any memorial contributions can be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America.

Services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday, December 1, 2018 at Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Odessa, Texas.


  • David L Wright, Son
  • Tony Wright, Son
  • Julia Lynn (Wright) Garrett, Daughter
  • nine grandchildren
    18 great-grandchildren
    four great-great-grandchildren


  • Funeral Service Saturday, December 1, 2018
  • Burial Saturday, December 1, 2018

Yantis Wright

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Lamar Reinsch

December 1, 2018

David Lee and everyone, I'm sorry that I cannot attend the funeral. I know my dad would also like to attend, but he is no longer able to travel--I spoke with Dad by phone this morning.

Terry Haskins (Ramsey)

November 30, 2018

Julie, I am so sorry to hear of your father's passing. I remember all the times they visited my grandparents in Lewisville and the fun we had the time your parents took the two of us to Six Flags. Thinking of you all with fondness and love.