He was born in a log cabin on Sept. 24, 1917 in Center Township, Greene County, to Harvey and Hazel (Holtsclaw) Wright.
He was a lifelong local farmer. He worked at Rogers Group as a truck driver until his retirement in 1982. After his retirement, he became a full-time farmer.
During the late 1950s and early 1960s, he was on the Board of Directors for Farm Bureau Co-Op. He drove a school bus for Monroe County Schools from 1955 until 1967.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 70 years, Helen (Dagley) Wright; his parents; his brothers, Dencil, Harvey Jr., Delbert and his sister Margaret Zuckschwerdt.
He is survived by his only daughter, Carol Kupper and husband Ron; granddaughter Rachel Hanna and husband Doug; grandson Seth Kupper and wife Allie; great-grandsons Tre' Candelaria and Isaac Hanna; all of Bloomington. He is also survived by two brothers, Joseph Wright of Bloomfield and Robert Wright of Arlington. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visitation will be Saturday, Dec. 12, 2009 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Allen Funeral Home, 4155 S. Old State Road 37 Bloomington, Ind., 47401.
Service will be at 2 p.m. of Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Ridgeport Cemetery in Greene County.
Allen Funeral Home is handling arrangements. Condolences may be sent to www.allenfuneralhome.org .