GREENVILLE — Neal “Neely” Grant Wright, 86, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, July 23, 2020, at his home surrounded by his loving family. Boone Funeral Home, Greenville, is in charge of arrangements.
He was born in Isola on Oct. 8, 1933, the son of the late Clarence E. Wright and Tera Wright. He moved to Greenville at an early age and received his education in Greenville Public Schools. He worked in construction for many years and later in retail sales. He was employed by McRae’s men’s department for many years before his retirement.
He was an avid fisherman, hunter and trapper, but the thing he loved most was spending time with his wife and family. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He loved people and never met a stranger.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Curtis Wright, of Greenville, and Sammy Wright, of Tupelo; three sisters, Vergie Doty and Florine Dodd Nichols, of Greenville, and Margie Cowan, of Memphis, Tennessee.
He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Jeanie Trainor Wright; two daughters, Angela (Tim) Hayes, Amy Wilkerson and a son, Neal G. Wright Jr., all of Greenville; five grandchildren, Bethany (Chris) Dobbins, Hunter Hayes, Sara Wilkerson, Joe Wilkerson and Neal G. Wright III; two great-grandchildren, Christopher Hayes Dobbins and Millie Paige Dobbins; a sister, Tera (William) Cook, of Searcy, Arkansas; and special sister-in-law, Julia (Sammy) Wright, of Tupelo.
A memorial service will be held at a later date at Greater Faith Tabernacle in Greenville.