Ozro M. Wright, 89, of Jasonville, passed away at 9:55 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2006 at Shakamak Good Samaritan Center in Jasonville.
Born March 29, 1916 in Clay County, he was the son of Ozro Badge and Effie Dean Wright.
He had retired from Dreweys & Torrington Bearing Company in South Bend where he worked most of his life. He returned to Jasonville after his retirement, where he made his home. He was a cancer survivor, having several successful treatments for colon cancer and lymphoma. He lost his battle after contacting cancer again at age 89. He was a member of the Jasonville American Legion Post 172 and Mishawaka VFW Post 360. He served in the C.C.C.'s from 1937-1940 and he had served in the Ordinance Department in Dutch Harbor, Alaska during World War II.
Survivors include three nephews, Jack Wright of LaPorte, Richard Kimmel of Terre Haute, and Gale Wright of Knoxville, Tenn.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Dean and Wayne Wright, and two sisters, Vivian Kimmel and Marguarite Hamilton.
Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Tuesday at McClanahan-Lee Funeral Home in Jasonville with Pastor Sam Bush officiating. Burial will be at Peavey Cemetery in Howesville.
Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of service Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or the charity of your choice.