OBITUARY

Kenneth Warren Wright, Jr.

September 4, 1946January 21, 2017

Kenneth Warren Wright, Jr. was born and raised in Warrington. Ken spent his early years playing little league baseball and attending Warrington Baptist Church. Upon graduation from Escambia High school, he signed a professional baseball contract with the Boston Redsox. While playing minor league ball in Pittsfield, Mass he met his devoted wife Jill (Jilda) and soon married. Drafted to the KC Royals major leagues in 1969, Ken went onto play in the major leagues the next four years with KC before being traded with this best friend Lou Pinella to the NY Yankees. Ken played several more years with the Yankees and Philadelphia organizations and retired due to ongoing injuries from baseball. After leaving baseball, ken had several occupations in insurance, real estate, heating and air conditioning, and coached little league baseball. Ken spent his last 16 years as manager of WEAC. Along with his parents, he was instrumental in the establishment and ongoing management of WEAC for the past 30 years. Ken leaves his loving wife of 50 years Jill, daughter; Lisa Stefano, son; Kenneth W. Wright III, brother; Michael (Anna) Wright and 2 nieces. We are eternal, yet like fireflies. We light upon this earth for a season. Returning home, beings of light, dancing with the stars. A graveside service will be held at St. John's Cemetery Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 11:45 am officiated by Mike Bailey. Oak Lawn Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements.

Services

  • Graveside Service Thursday, January 26, 2017
REMEMBERING

Kenneth Warren Wright, Jr.

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Pat Smith Marquis

February 20, 2017

My Dear Old Friend Jill and Family, Please accept my condolences on the passing of your husband father. He had to be quite a man if he caught Jill! My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Keep the memories close to your heart and he will always be with you.

Richard Hinton

February 3, 2017

Jill, Lisa, Little Kenny, Mike & Anna,
Please accept our heartfelt condolences on Kenny's passing. We just found out from a friend in Pensacola. There is no doubt Kenny is now in a better place. God speed Kenny. One hell of a ball player, but an even better person!!!

God bless your family!
Maureen "Mo" & Richard Hinton

Kathy Custer Phillips

January 27, 2017

I remember Kenny from Warrington Baptist Church and from Escambia High. He was always so pleasant and baseball was his number one thought. Condolences to the family.

David Starbuck

January 26, 2017

On behalf of the Kansas City Baseball Historical Society, and his friends and fans, we extend our sympathy and prayers to the family of Ken Wright. Wishing you peace.

FROM THE FAMILY