David James Wright, Jr.

August 29, 1940 ~ May 9, 2020 (age 79)


David James Wright, Jr. was called home on May 9, 2020 he was born in Marion, Alabama on August 29, 1940. David moved to Fort Wayne, Indiana in 1948, where he accepted Christ at an early age. David became a member of Pilgrim Baptist Church where he was a member of the Male Chorus and the Usher Board under the leadership of  the late Rev. John Dixie, followed by Pastor Sam Shade and the current Pastor Rev. Hill.

David graduated from Central High School. David loved playing basketball, fishing, hunting, golfing and bowling. David worked at American Hoist for twenty-two years then went to work for Precision Fabrication for ten years before retiring. At that time "Wright's Ribs" was born; where he served our community with his "special sauce" for fifteen years and never looked back.

David leaves to cherish his memory, his brothers; Presh Allen Wright, Edward Wright of Fairfield , California, his sister; Julia Resse of Chicago, Illinois, his children; Marcia (Darrly) Jackson, his sons; Virgil (Tammy) Wright, Javon Wright, Darnell (Sandra) Wright, stepson; Allen Woods, and a very special friend; Joanne Shade, nine grandchildren, and eight great grandchildren. 

David was preceded in death by his wife, Bernice Wright; his parents; David James Wright, Sr., and Mary Alice Wright, sisters; Mary Morton, Louise Suttle, Annabelle Merriwether, and Dorothy Mitchell.

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May 22, 2020

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