Charles E. Wright, Jr.

December 4, 2015

Charles E. Wright, Jr. went home to be with the Lord on Friday, December 4th, 2015 at Wesley Manor, Frankfort, Indiana.  He was born on August 19th, 1922 in Princeton, Indiana to Charles and Ruth (Hart) Wright. On May 10th, 1947, he married “the love of his life,” Norma G. Sheets from Frankfort, Indiana.

He graduated from Princeton High School in 1941. Shortly after graduation he served our country for four years during World War II as a Radio Intelligence Technical Sergeant in the Pacific. After the war, he graduated from the American Television Engineering School in Chicago in 1948. He worked for P.R. Mallory for 32 years. One of his greatest achievements was teaching the 70 & 2 Class at the First Baptist Church for 38 years as well as being a Deacon and serving on many church committees. He was a member of the American Legion Post #12. He liked Purdue, but loved I.U. Basketball.

Charles loved and cherished his family and they him! God has truly blessed anyone that God put in his path. Dad not only “talked the talk, but walked the walk.” We all love you and will miss you Charles/Dad/Grandpa.

Visitation and Services

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at the Goodwin Funeral Home. Friends may visit from 4-7 p.m. Monday, December 7, 2015 at the funeral home. Burial will be in Green Lawn Memorial Park in Frankfort. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church or St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

Survived by:

They were blessed with four sons: Col (Retired) James (Wife-Monacettia) Wright of Frankfort, Philip (Wife-Pam) Wright of Frankfort, Brian (Wife-Connie) Wright of Mt. Vernon, Illinois, and Keith (Wife-Lisa) Wright of Springfield, Missouri, 14 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. Charles has two living siblings: Ted (Wife-Pauline) Wright and Joyce (Husband-Bob) Smith both of Princeton.

Preceded by:

Preceding him in Glory were brothers Robert (wife-Genevieve) Wright of Princeton, Jerry (Wife-Virginia) Wright of Hazelton, Little Jimmy (age 2) of Princeton and his sister Doris (Husband-Robert) Fromm of Princeton.


Leave your Condolences

11 Condolences for “Charles E. Wright, Jr.”

  1. Judy and Steve Davis December 6, 2015 at 5:33 pm

    Norma and Family we are so sorry for your lost words cannot express. Uncle Charles was a great man and always there for his family. He loved the Lord and his family. We have a lot of fond memories of him, our hearts are sad but know he is with his maker watching from above, we love and will miss him. Our Love and prayers are with you in this time. Love and Hugs to all, Love Judy and Steve and the Davis Family

  2. Michael Frey December 6, 2015 at 10:03 pm

    I am so sad to hear of Charles passing. I have spent several visits with him and dad out at the Manor. I loved every minute of it. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. I am very sorry that I will not be able to attend any of the services but I have a lifetime of memories with him and your family. All my love to each of you and I know that God will be there to comfort you through the coming days. I hope we will see each other again soon.

  3. Marlene Brant December 7, 2015 at 6:19 pm

    Norma & family,
    My thoughts & prayers are with you. Charlie was such a wonderful man and I enjoyed talking with him over the years.

  4. Marshall & Phoebe Smith December 8, 2015 at 7:30 am

    Saddened by the death of Charlie. Phoebe & I had the pleasure of worshiping with he & Norma years ago at the First Baptist Church. Always appreciated his witness to our Lord & Savior. It always brought a smile to me seeing Charley on his walks … I imagine he was getting spiritual physical & spiritual exercise. We miss the visitation and we’ll be in a meeting in Indianapolis at the time of the funeral.
    To all the family and especially our neighbors Jim and Monacettia may God bless each of you as you celebrate the life of Charlie. Your family is a living testimony to Charlie & Norma.

  5. Sam Conner December 8, 2015 at 9:05 am

    Norma, I am so sorry for your loss. Hugs to you….

    • Dan & Marilyn Lawler December 8, 2015 at 10:07 am

      Charlie it is with admiration that I think of you at this time. Your son and I have been best friends forever and I can remember the times we shared with you. Your faith and commitment t o your Lord and Savior was always a testament to your beliefs. Rest in peace, Charlie, and remember all the lives that you have touched, and the love of family and friends that you have nourished. We will miss you,but you always he a part of our memories.

  6. Lora & Bill Layton December 8, 2015 at 10:12 am

    Norma & Family, so sorry for your loss.

  7. Craig Mundell December 8, 2015 at 10:27 am

    My condolences to all of the Wright family on your loss. I remember many times seeing Charles walking very briskly down the city streets, a picture of health and fitness. We should all be so lucky to live such a full life. May God bless your families.

  8. Karen Henson December 8, 2015 at 5:27 pm

    Brian and Family,
    I’m very sorry to learn on your father’s death. May God bless you with His comfort.

  9. Judith Ann Wright December 15, 2015 at 5:21 pm

    Uncle Charles was always very good to me and ALWAYS made me laugh. He also always listened when I called during my troubled years. My memories of him are of kindness and gentleness, and laughter. He was a good brother to my Dad. My father always looked up to him and spoke highly of him. Wish I had spent more time with him. My condolences to my cousins James, Philip, Brian, and Keith, and their families.

    • Judith Ann Wright December 15, 2015 at 5:35 pm

      Oh Auntie Norma, I meant to say something to you as well. I think you 2 were the cutest couple. I am thinking of you especially.

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