Herbert “Jim” Wright

Published 6:48 pm Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Herbert R. (Jim) Wright Jr., 90 of Brandon, Fla., passed away, Jan.  7, 2013, of natural causes.

Mr. Wright was born June 19, 1922, in Jemison, Alabama, an only child to H. R. Wright Sr. and Peyron Reynolds Wright. Mr. Wright was married to Sarah Collins Wright, in 1942. She preceded him in death in 2001. Mr. Wright was retired from Civil Service at Jacksonville Naval Air Station where he worked 40 plus years and was chief planner and estimator for NARF at retirement.

Mr. Wright was a Marine veteran of World War II and a recipient of a Purple Heart while serving in the Pacific theater. Mr. Wright was also a member of the Masonic Order, and a Southern Baptist. Mr. Wright lived, raised his family and worked in Jacksonville, Fla., until he relocated to Brandon, Fla. in 2002.

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Mr. Wright is survived by six children, 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. The children are Patricia Darlene Long (Robert) of Jacksonville, Fla.; Robert Timothy Wright of Mill Spring; Richard Donald Wright of Jacksonville, Fla.; Jonathan Wayne Wright of Asheville, N.C.; Wm. Cary Wright (Alison) of Lithia, Fla.; Penny Robin Westen of Asheville, N.C. Mr. Wright was predeceased by a son, James David (Jimmy) Wright.

The funeral will be conducted by Seawright Funeral Home of Inman, S.C. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013 at Holly Springs Baptist Church Cemetery, address; 251 Hannon Road, Inman, S.C. 29349 with Rev. Steve Kegley and Dr. Tim Clark officiating. The Rutherford County Honor Guard will provide military honors.

In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, 270 Fairwinds Road Landrum, S.C., 864-457-3663.