April 26, 2013

Leo Jack Wright Jr.

— Leo Jack Wright Jr., 70, of Chattanooga, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, April 25, 2013.

He was born in Birmingham, Ala., but had lived most of his life in the Dalton and Chattanooga areas. He was of the Baptist faith and retired from the Bailey Co. in 2013 after more than 10 years of service.

He was a member of the Dalton Elks Lodge and the Masonic Lodge No. 33 in Kennesaw F&AM. He loved classic cars, the outdoors and spending time at the river with his dogs, Lucy and Trixie. He was a loving and devoted father that will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

He was preceded in death by his father, Jack Wright Sr.; and two sons, Leo Jack Wright III and Lucas Coleman Wright.

Survivors include his mother, Evelyn Wright of Powder Springs; loving companion of more than 20 years, Barbara Barber of Ringgold; son, Joshua Wright of Chattanooga; sister, Lenora and (Gary) Maner of Marietta and niece, Kelley and (Brian) Henry and Caleb; extended family in Birmingham and many wonderful friends.

Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, May 3, at Whitfield Memorial Gardens in Dalton with the Rev. John Purrington officiating. The family will receive friends from from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday in the Wallis-Stewart Chapel of Wilson Funeral Homes.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Shriners Hospital for Children, 12502 USF Pine Drive, Tampa, FL 33612, (813) 972-2250; or The Alzheimer’s Association, 922 E. Morris St., Dalton, GA 30721, (706) 275-0819.

Arrangements are by Wilson Funeral Home Wallis-Stewart Chapel Ringgold. An online register book may be signed at www.wilsonfuneralhome.com.