Earl D. Wright

July 16, 1926November 1, 2013

SHREVEPORT, LA – Services honoring the life of Earl D. Wright, 87, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 6, 2013, at Centuries Memorial Funeral Home. His service will be officiated by Rev. Tom Brown. Interment, with Masonic and Military Honors, will follow in Centuries Memorial Park. The family will receive guests on Tuesday evening between the hours of 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home. Earl was born in Limaville, OH on July 16, 1926, and laid down his earthly tools and entered eternal rest with The Supreme Architect Of All Things on November 1st 2013. He was an U.S. Army Veteran who proudly served in World War 2 and Korea. He retired from Singer Traffic Controls, but driven by his strong work ethic, he continued to work at various businesses including Shreveport Container and Universal Machine. Earl was very proud of all of his Masonic affiliations and honors which included becoming a Master Mason in 1966, Past Master of Temple Lodge #448 1973, Past Master Lebanon Lodge #440 1997, 1998 & 1999. He held offices and honors in Southern Hills Chapter # 103, Cedar Grove Chapter # 91, Minden Chapter # 55. He was member of both York Rite and Scottish Rite Masonic Orders. He continued to attend Joppa Lodge # 362. Other Masonic honors and affiliations are too numerous to list. Earl was respected by all those who knew him. Earl was preceded in death by his wife, Neila (Trainor) Wright; his first wife, May S. Wright; parents, George P. and Agnes (Girard) Wright; brothers, George W. and Richard E. Wright; and sister, Kate Hiepley. Left to cherish his memory is his son, Michael Wright; grandchildren, Sherilyn and Emily Wright; sister, Elva Dautherey; his favorite niece, Johnnie Duke who lovingly called him “Uncle Muscles” and numerous extended family. Pallbearers will be his Masonic Brothers. The family would like to thank Grace Home for making his final days full of comfort and dignity.

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November 5, 2013

I was so sorry to hear about your dad, you and your family are in my prayers. Please let me know if there is anything I can do for you.
Debbie Graham

Sherilyn Wright

November 5, 2013

Rest In Peace, grandpa. I loved you very much, thank you for all you've done for us!

Bj Trainor

November 5, 2013

The Trainor family wishes to extend our condolences to all. Earl was a wonderful man. BJ Trainor Neilia Wrights grandson.

Ursula Johnson

November 5, 2013

My deepest condolences. This has been such a hard year with the loss of those we love and hold so dear. I will always have a special place in my heart for Uncle Don. May our warm memories bring us comfort.

November 5, 2013

mike my brother so sorry for your loss I had the honor of meeting your dad and getting to know him better thru his and our conversations he lived a much traveled life im glad I had the honor of meeting him my condolences go out to you and the family

Ursula Dossett

November 4, 2013

I'm so sorry Michael. He was a great neighbor and friend to Marvin and me. We had some really fun times and outings over the years. Paige,Ursula, Quinn,& Lane all called him "Uncle Don".Our deepest sympathy to you and your family.

Quinn Dossett

November 4, 2013

Uncle Don was always a generous and kind man who never yelled at me for the trouble Mike and I would get into as kids. I remember always wanting to go over and spend the night at his house and he and Aunt May would always get us McDonald's cheeseburgers and we would stay outside until well past dark. It was the coolest. And at all the parades, there he would be riding around in his little car smiling and waving at the crowds. Good memories. You will be missed Uncle Don.

November 4, 2013


For the Commanders, Carroll R. Michaud

November 4, 2013

The Final Salute

“Brothers in Arms”, Military men and women down through the centuries, have traditionally exchanged “Hand Salutes” as a sign of recognition and as a way to render courtesy and respect one to another.

This “Hand Salute” is the last that we shall render to Earl D. Wright our “Brother-in-Arms”. To his family it symbolizes the love and respect that we have for Earl. And to Earl it is rendered as a symbol of honor and gratitude to thank him for the devoted and selfless service he rendered to his country during WW-II while serving in the U.S. Army. Earl, we commend you for your honorable service. You are a true patriot, who served with honor and distinction. You upheld the finest qualities of an American patriot warrior: courage, commitment, Generosity, sacrifice, love and devotion to family and country. You were a true friend. We bid you a sad farewell. You will be dearly missed from among our ranks. Be at Ease. Rest in Peace.

On behalf of the 1,261 military veteran Legionnaires of Lowe-McFarlane Post 14 of the American Legion and the 233 veterans of VFW Post 2238 in Shreveport, Louisiana, we extend our sympathies and our condolences to Earl's family and loved ones.

Bobby L. Williams, Commander, American Legion Post 14
5315 South Lakeshore Drive, Shreveport, LA 71109

James Mazariz, Commander, VFW Post 2238
1245 Gary Street, Shreveport, LA 71101

Bobby Primm

November 4, 2013

I knew Earl for many years in the Grotto a really nice guy. It was a pleasure knowing him.