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For those who may not be able to make it to the Celebration of Life for SFC Harry Paul Wright, a live stream of the service will be available under services.
OBITUARY

SFC Harry Paul Wright, Retired

May 1, 1942February 18, 2021
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SFC Harry Paul Wright, Retired

A visitation will be held at Centuries Memorial Funeral Home on Saturday, February 27, 2021 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM. A celebration of life service will occur following the visitation on Saturday, February 27, 2021 at 2:00 PM. Interment will be in Centuries Memorial Park. Officiating the services will be Bro. Darwin Hunter with Jonathan Jenkins reading the obituary.

Mr. Wright was born on May 1, 1942 to Harry Louis and Gladys Laverne Wright in Dixie, LA and passed away on Thursday, February 18, 2021 in Shreveport, LA at the age of 78.

He honorably served in the Louisiana Army National Guard from 1966 to 2001, where he served 4 tours of duty including 1 tour in Panama, 2 tours in Desert Storm, and 1 tour in Honduras in the 527th Battalion. He then worked for the Louisiana State Guard in Minden, LA from July 9, 2001 to May 14, 2011 in the Maintenance Shop as Supervisor, working in the rehabilitation of Inmates. He retired as a Sergeant First Class.

He was a member of the VFW American Legion in Koran, LA and enjoyed working as a Volunteer with Blanchard Police Department and Caddo District 1 Fire Department and as a First Responder. He loved helping other people. He would mow lawns for family and friends. He liked collecting knives and trains.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Linda Phillips Wright of Blanchard, LA; daughters, Rebecca Morgan and husband Gary of Sarepta,LA and Margaret Paulette Wright of Bossier City, LA; sister, Mary Stella Richardson and Husband Louis of Bokchito, OK; and numerous nieces, nephews, many friends and former co-workers.

Mr. Wright was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Louis Edwin Wright, Melvin Cannan Wright, Robert Earl Wright, and James Benton Wright; sisters, Florence Laverne Folmar, Jeanette Lucile Williams, Betty Louise Courtney, and Marjorie Ethel Hafner.

Special thanks to Willis – Knighton Bossier and Willis – Knighton North doctors and staff for the tender loving care provided to Mr. Wright.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Harry 's memory may be made to LA National Guard Foundation/ LA National Guard Youth Challenge Program at Camp Minden , Attn: Michael Niclosi, 6400 St. Claude Ave, New Orleans, Louisiana 70117 US; and Ark-La-Tex Christian Encampment, 1608 Captain Shreve Dr. , Shreveport, Louisiana 71105 US.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.CenturiesMemorialFH.com for the Wright family.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Ethan Norris
  • Eric Norris
  • Larry Wright
  • Bob Wright
  • Lazarus Wright
  • Meral Courtney
  • Justin Wright, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Cody Wright, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Philip Hayes, Honorary Pallbearer
  • DONATIONS

  • LA National Guard Foundation/ LA National Guard Foundation Youth Challenge Program at Camp Minden
  • Ark-La-Tex Christian Encampment

Services

  • Visitation

    Saturday, February 27, 2021

  • Celebration of Life Service

    Saturday, February 27, 2021

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Ronald Patrick

February 28, 2021

It hurts my heart to hear of Harry Paul’s passing. He was a tremendous influence in the type of leader and person I wanted to be. He was an incredibly loyal friend and mentor who wasn’t afraid to tell you what you needed to hear. He will be truly missed.

My condolences to the family and may God hold you in his healing embrace.

Respectfully,
Ronald Patrick

Christina Batiste

February 26, 2021

Harry Paul was a loving and caring soul. He and Mr. Branam would come to our Retiree Dinner's prior to COVID and he was always so happy. Every year, I would ask if they wanted to stay on Camp Beauregard and he would say No. Since they wouldn't stay I made him promise me when they traveled home after the dinner that he would call me and let me know they made it no matter the time. And sure enough, he would. I will truly miss him and whenever we are able to have Retiree Dinner's again, his absence will be deeply felt.

Deepest Condolences,
Christina "CJ" Batiste

Alan Byrd

February 23, 2021

In the 25 years of my military service, I can list the soldiers who I truly enjoyed being around on two hands...probably one. You were one of those. You picked me up when things were down countless times. You made me laugh even more.
And...you crushed my hand with those vice-grip fingers of yours many many more times. I wish you could crush it again.
Love you, Brother...will see you again.

DUANE CRNKOVIC

February 23, 2021

To the Wright Family........
"When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure."......
" Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal." Author Unknown
My deepest, sincerest sympathy,

Major (Ret) Duane Crnkovic

COL (Ret) Calvin & Jan washispacka@aol.com

February 22, 2021

It is the “Soldier”
In Memorial Honor to SFC Harry Paul Wright
Louisiana National Guard

It’s the Soldier,
not the pastor/preacher, who has given us freedom of religion and worship.
It’s the Soldier,
not the reporter, who has given us freedom of the press.
It’s the Soldier,
not the poet, who has given us freedom of speech.
It’s the Soldier,
not the demonstration organizer, who has given us freedom to assemble and demonstrate.
It’s the Soldier,
not the lawyer, who has given us the right to a fair trial.
It’s the Soldier,
not the politician, who has given us the right to vote, ensures our right to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.
It’s the Soldier, Who salutes the Flag, who serves beneath the Flag and whose coffin is draped by the Flag, who gives the protester the right to burn the flag.

The American Soldier does not serve and fight because he hates who is in front of him; he serves and fights because he loves who is behind him.

ETERNAL REST GRANT HIM O LORD AND LET PERPETUAL LIGHT SHINE UPON HIM.

Byron Lafield Camp Minden

February 22, 2021

Harry Paul was one of a kind. I had a chance to work with him at Camp Minden and he could do more with less than anyone I knew. A great gentleman, friend who I will miss.

Byron Lafield

Carl Thompson

February 22, 2021

SFC Harry Paul Wright was one of our Great Nation's military heroes. He was a dedicated and outstanding soldier. He was faithful to the United States of America and to His Holy Savior Jesus Christ. I will honor and cherish my friendship and association with SFC Harry Paul Wright for the rest of my live and look forward to serving with him again in Heaven.

Charles Adcox

February 22, 2021

I served with Harry Paul many years in the National Guard. I really enjoyed knowing him.

LaDenna Piper

February 21, 2021

Harry Paul was an amazing man. He will be missed.

CSM (R) Walt Piper and COL (R) LaDenna Piper

Kenneth Carter

February 20, 2021

Harry Paul was a good family friend, fellow veteran and all around decent man. If wasn't for him, I would have never joined the military (Louisiana Army National Guard). Harry Paul will be deeply missed and will always be remembered.

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