Resthaven/Carr-Tenney Mortuary & Memorial Gardens

4310 East Southern Ave, Phoenix, AZ


Archie Wright Jr.

May 27, 1933January 8, 2020

Archie Wright Jr. was born May 27, 1933 in Eldon, Oklahoma to Archie Wright and Blanche Hazley. Archie is survived by his wife, Lillian Wright and their son together, Marcus Wright. His son’s, Fredrick, Effren and Jon Wright. Along with his daughter, Judy Wright. Archie is also survived by his step kids, whom he helped raised, Teresa Amsdill, Thomas and Travis Helms.

At 17 Archie finished high school and went straight into the Navy for three years. Afterwards, Archie went to college for two years. Archie had seven children with his first wife, Herbert, Cheryl, Effren, Fredrick, Judy, Jackie, and Jon. Archie met his second wife, Lillian and married November 21, 1986 in Phoenix, Arizona. Archie and Lillian had four children together, but only Marcus survived. Archie helped raise his step kids, Thomas, Teresa, and Travis. Archie and Lillian had several grandchildren together, Erin, Joshua, Erric, Justin, Shawn Jr., Brendan, Julia, Mary, Gavin and Hunter.

After retiring Archie spent the rest of his many years enjoying life. Archie loved to watch NFL and college football, mobsters, old westerns and anything that had to do with Hitler. Archie enjoyed playing cards and dominos with his family. He loved calling his wife by her nicknames, “bone headed woman” and “pumpkin headed woman.” Archie loved to snack on cheesy puffs, chocolate chip cookies, zebra cakes, and hostess snacks. His favorite drink was a polar pop Pepsi. When Archie was not watching TV, he was reading many books. Archie was very intelligent and always loved to give people pop quizzes. Archie loved and enjoyed the company of his family. Archie loved the outdoors, he would sometimes bribe his wife with coffee just to go for a ride in the car. In early November of 2019, Archie took his last road trip to Globe, Arizona. He rode shotgun and had a full front view during the drive. He stayed awake throughout the entire trip. Days after he was still talking about the amazing time he had.

Archie will always be remembered by his kindness, gentleness, appreciativeness, helpfulness, his intelligence, and his love to all who surrounded him. Although you will deeply be missed, you will always remain in our hearts. We love you Archie!


  • Committal Service with Military Honors Thursday, January 23, 2020


Archie Wright Jr.

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