August 17, 1947 – May 1, 2019
Harry Madison Wright, 71, was called to his heavenly home on May 1, 2019, from heart complications. He was second born to Charles and Virginia Wright on August 17, 1947, in Norfolk, Virginia. After graduating from Central High School in 1965, Harry joined the Navy and was sent to Vietnam to serve his country. After being injured and MIA, Harry returned to San Angelo to embark on his adventure in life. For he wore many hats in his colorful life as a machinist, carpenters helper, mechanic, a student, a teacher, preacher, and father to many children. Harry loved little babies, family, country, and most of all God. Things in life that pleased him were fishing, eating, and visiting family, friends, and total strangers, a good cup of coffee and a smoke. He was a kind and giving person who opened his home to those in need. Left behind to cherish his memory are his brothers; James and wife Sharon, Chuck and wife Donna, Kelly and wife Angila, and Marty and wife Cyndi; sister in law, Becky Wright; children, Bryan and Tim Moore, Sonny Dooley and wife Melissa, Patrick Norris, Laura Barkis, Liz Hubberd, and Becky Isaacs, and many grandbabies, nieces and nephews, and Scooter his faithful pup. He is preceded in death by his parents and brother, Mike Wright. Pallbearers will be Steve Wright, Ryan Wright, Beau Wright, Jim Greenman, Jack Willis, and David Willis. The family would like to send a special thank you to Tonia Cornett for the kind and wonderful care she gave to Harry in the past few years and to the Sonny Dooley family. Family visitation will be Friday, May 10, 2019 from 5-7 PM at Johnson’s Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at 10 am, Saturday, May 11, 2019, at Johnson’s Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow at Belvedere Cemetery.
- Charles and Virginia Wright, Parents
- Mike Wright, Brother
- James and wife Sharon, Brother
- Chuck and wife Donna, Brother
- Kelly and wife Angila, Brother
- Marty and wife Cyndi, Brother
- Becky Wright, Sister-in-law
- Bryan Moore, Son
- Tim Moore, Son
- Sonny Dooley and wife Melissa, Son
- Patrick Norris, Son
- Laura Barkis, Daughter
- Liz Hubberd, Daughter
- Becky Isaacs, Daughter
- Mr. Wright also left behind many grandbabies, nieces and nephews, as well as Scooter his faithful pup to cherish his memory.
- Steve Wright
- Ryan Wright
- Beau Wright
- Jim Greenman
- Jack Willis
- David Willis
- Family Visitation Friday, May 10, 2019
- Funeral Service Saturday, May 11, 2019
May 11, 2019
Today was an extremely hard day. How do you put into words the memories of the most loving and kind person you have ever met? I am eternally grateful to have had you in mine and my kids life. You loved us unconditionally when I didn't even know if I could love myself. You cared for Tristan just as much as kennzie and Lord knows that was hard to do some days lol. I know you struggled every day and I am glad you are no longer fighting those demons. You are grately missed and will never be forgotten. Our memories and your stories will be passed on to abel. I wish you could have met him in this life. He would have loved you. Today was evidence of how many lives you touched. I for one owe you a lot. I would not be who I am today if I had not met you. The world lost a one of a kind soul the day you left us and the impact will be felt for awhile in my household. I know you will be watching over all of us, because that's who you were, but if you could, please watch over kennzie a little more over the next few weeks. You were her world and she is a little lost right now. I will do my best to share all the memories I have with her, so she can carry them on to abel. 22 years was not long enough, but you were needed elsewhere , so with that being said.... See you later!
May 7, 2019
I have known Harry since I was 16 years old and waiting tables at Joe's Park Restaurant. He used to come in every day and order ranch dressing but alwayscalled it "farm". He also unified my husband and I in marriage. Love you, Harry!
Kerry Ann Wilson
May 6, 2019
I am sorry to hear of Harry’s passing, he was a brilliant man and so very sweet. He battled many demons from Vietnam but now he is in heaven and he won’t have to anymore. He was a big part of my life for many years. Bryan I am sorry he’s gone I wish I could have been there to pay my respects lots of love and prayers.
May 6, 2019
I met Harry at Calvary Baptist Church in the late winter after I had been saved and I joined the church. His mom took me in and from that moment on Harry would tell all os about his training before he went to Vietnam. He didn’t speak much to me at what it was like but he treated me like the little sister he didn’t have.
Later in life he took a liking to some of the songs that I sang at church and he came and sang with me. He was friend. Harry I hope you had a wonderful reunion when you met Jesus and all your family, please give them a hug for me and Donnie.
You are loved.
Deborah (Smith) teague
May 5, 2019
Harry & his parents (Charlie & Virginia Wright) & his brothers all went to Calvary Baptist Church years ago. Now harry is in Heaven with his parents & one of his brother's Mike Wright. Harry & his family were a blessing to know. Rest in Peace Harry. Hug your parents & Mike for me. Sending prayers to the family. God bless them.
Debbie (Smith) Teague
May 5, 2019
Papaw.. Without you I'd be nothing. You helped me through some of the hardest parts of my life and reminded me how strong and amazing I am... You never got to meet your great grandson but he has and will continue to hear your story's. I miss you so much, but I know you are in a better place, where you belong and wanted to be. Thank you for being the grandfather you never had to be.. Thank you for being the only man/ father figure I had that loved me unconditionally as well as helped take care of me. I'll be looking up at the milky Way waiting to see you fishing. I love you so very much ❤
May 4, 2019
I met Harry at Mc Entire;s drive in way back when. (Yes it was a couple years before I met Dean.!) Harry climbed over a couple tables because he thought someone was harassing me. Harry , You'll always be my hero! Dean and I will always love you.
May 4, 2019
Harry and I were put on the same bowling league team in 1976 at Star Lanes where I was a pin jockey as a teenager. We absolutely had a blast. He was a dear friend and a great mentor. He had a heart the size of Texas, though his soul was haunted from years spent at war in Viet Nam. He was one of the smartest people I have ever known and my life has been better to have had him in it. It was so very sad to hear of his passing though he will live on in my heart and soul. I believe now maybe he can slow down to a pace that is relaxing and his soul to be finally rested and at peace.
May 3, 2019
I remember me, Laura, Patrick, Shane, Aron, and Marcus all hanging out with him sitting around his recliner and listening to all his amazing war story’s and everything he went threw in life and telling us are life is a breeze campaired to his life. He was a very wonderful caring man. Everyone that knew him loved him very much. He will be truly missed.
May 3, 2019
I remember when I was working at Joe's and he'd come in. He had a smile for everyone in a kind word. And no he never talked to the past and that was fine with me. Rest in peace Harry and thank you for your service.
May 3, 2019
I’m going to miss all your silly jokes and the talks we used to have on your front porch. You were a great man, and I have so much to be thankful for because of you. You helped my daddy and his siblings when they needed you most. Harry was a blessing in many peoples lives, always helping and taking people in. And he always gave until it hurt. He may not have got to meet his great grandchild but I will make sure that they know you. Fly high and rest easy old man. I love you
May 3, 2019
I love you Harry, I will always be your Pepper my fondest memory of us together is at the old Joe Park Restaurant where we shared many laughs, the sweetest hugs, coffee and you always greeted me when I walked in the door there or anywhere even if you were across the room you would smile huge and holler at me “PEPPER “ over here and then I would go over to you and you would hug me so tight and say how are you sugar? And always asking how I am , how the family was and if the kids were with me you would call my sons little squirts saying to them how are y’all and rubbing boys on top of the head and giving them hugs and to my daughter you would say sugar you look just like your momma ( little Pepper) I will never forget your laugh, or the times listening to you talk about our Lord and Savior and how you could play that harmonica beautifully I know your playing that harmonica in Heaven to all our loved ones there with you and I will meet you one day, on that Glorious Day cuz no more pain, no more sufferings, safe in our Saviors arms I love the fact you called me “PEPPER” and made me feel special just like your dad did by calling me “RUBEN JANE” I’m sure you had nicknames for everyone like your dad did I will always love you and treasure the time we had together to James, Kelly, Chuck and Marty we love you all and our deepest condolences from us, we are praying for you all
Tonya Davis Holub
May 3, 2019
RIP cousin Harry. Prayers for all of the family. You will be missed.
May 3, 2019
My first memories of Harry was his laughter. Soon, I was in awh of his sacrifices during our Nations Military conflict in Vietnam . The man whom served and defended our Nation; now carried his bible, sharing scripture. The tall, thin as a rail man whom had the thickest Texas draw, never talked about darkness of war, Harry spoke of God’s Grace for every sinner. It was Harry’s total life that compelles me to reflect about his life and those whom care and loved him . Life has a way of separating us from each other, before we realise it. Harry would tell each of us, ‘Death has no Victory. Reminding us our Eternities are paid for, some two-thousand-years ago, by the blood of Jesus Christ whom died for our sins on Calvary’s Cross. Jesus promises each and everyone of us: Love, Hope and Joy. knowing Harry and our loved ones wait for us , with our Savior Jesus Christ in Heaven. I can hear Harry tell us, ‘What a glorious day that will be!
David Lankford Sr.
May 3, 2019
He had a one of a kind laugh followed by a song on the harmonica . And the stories he could tail.