James Wright

Sunday, January 27, 2002

LAKELAND, Fla. -- James Martin Wright, a native of Cape Girardeau, died Friday, Jan. 25, 2002, at his home in Lakeland from complications of Alzheimer's disease.

He was born June 22, 1918, in Cape Girardeau, son of James and Della Martin Wright.

Wright, who had lived in Lakeland since 1983, was previously an aircraft mechanic and inspector in Springfield, Ill.

He was a member of Southside Assembly of God.

Survivors include a son, Marty Wright of Lakeland; two daughters, Martriess Russom of Lakeland and Marietta Welter of St. Augustine, Fla.; two brothers, William Wright and Robert Wright of Cape Girardeau; four sisters, Madge Sample, Shirley Thomas and Veta Haynes, all of Cape Girardeau, Phillis Conyers of Overland, Mo.; 10 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary.

Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Heath Funeral Chapel in Lakeland.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral chapel.