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Harold Garrett Wright, age 89, of 1400 Crackers Neck Road, Lot #3, Mountain City, TN, passed away Friday morning, October 28, 2011 at his residence. Harold was a member of Dewey Christian Church, Mountain City, TN. He was an artist-painter with work exhibited in the United States and Europe. His work was viewed at nine shows in Europe and four shows at the Cottler Gallery, New York, NY. He won a bronze metal in Paris, France in the world show on painting of rock band. Mr. Wright was also Top Inspector for the Bailey Meter Company in Cleveland, Ohio. Mr. Wright was preceded in death by his parents Edward and Flora Hay Wright and several other brother-in-laws and sisters-in-laws. He was the son-in-law of Brownlow and Lizzie Reece.
Harold is survived by his wife of 53 years, Bonnie Ruth Reece Wright, of Mountain City, TN; sister-in-law, Lillian Dugger, of Mountain City, TN; sister-in-law, Molly and Gervis Greenwell of Butler, TN; sister-in-law, Minnie Cooke of Chicago, IL; sister-in-law, Sue and Johnny Hayes of Vilas, NC; sister-in-law, Phyllis and Ron Dugger of East Lake, Ohio; brother-in-law, Lee and Pat Reece of Vilas, NC; brother-in-law, Lester and Janet Reece of Zionsville, NC; several nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral service for Harold Garrett Wright were held on Tuesday, November 1, 2011at 2:00 p.m. in the Charles B. Hux Memorial Chapel of the Hux-Lipford Funeral Home with Rev. Lee Reece officiating. The family received friends from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. Graveside service and burial followed in the Union Baptist Church Cemetery, Zionsville, NC.
Friends may call at the home at any time. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Johnson County Rescue Squad, 607 Vandilla Street, Mountain City, TN. Online condolences may be sent to the family and viewed through our website at www.hux-lipford.
Arrangements for the Harold Garrett Wright family are in the care of Hux-Lipford Funeral Home.