MuskogeePhoenix.com, Muskogee, OK

Obituaries

March 19, 2014

Billy Ray Wright

1943 - 2014

Billy Ray Wright, 70, of Muskogee passed away on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at the VA Medical Center in Muskogee after a battle with cancer.

Billy was born in Muskogee, OK, on December 12, 1943 the son of Wilbur and Lorene (Jones) Wright. From 1961 to 1964 he served his country in the U. S. Navy. Billy had many talents including being a songwriter and musician, an inventor with one patent, a carpenter, and entrepreneur. He loved fishing because his patent was a fishing invention.

Survivors include his loving wife of 36 years, Angela; son, Adam; mother, Lorene Wright; sister, Clara Welch and husband, Loren; brothers, Donald and Jimmy Wright of Muskogee; two aunts, Barbara Cumerford and Dolly Bryan of California; a host of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Wilbur Wright; brothers, Wilbur Wright Jr, Johnny Wright, and Ross Wright.

Services for Billy will be held at 2:00 P.M. Friday, March 21, 2014 at New Life Center in Muskogee with Pastor Phillip Morris officiating. Burial will be in Greenhill Cemetery under the direction of Lescher-Millsap Funeral Home of Muskogee.

1
Text Only
Obituaries
AP Video
Ariz. Inmate Dies 2 Hours After Execution Began Crash Kills Teen Pilot Seeking World Record LeBron James Sends Apology Treat to Neighbors Raw: Funeral for Man Who Died in NYPD Custody Migrants Back in Honduras After US Deports Israeli American Reservist Torn Over Return Raw: ISS Cargo Ship Launches in Kazakhstan Six Indicted in StubHub Hacking Scheme Former NTSB Official: FAA Ban 'prudent' EPA Gets Hip With Kardashian Tweet Bodies of MH17 Victims Arrive in the Netherlands Biden Decries Voting Restrictions in NAACP Talk Broncos Owner Steps Down Due to Alzheimer's US, UN Push Shuttle Diplomacy in Mideast Trump: DC Hotel Will Be Among World's Best Plane Crashes in Taiwan, Dozens Feared Dead Republicans Hold a Hearing on IRS Lost Emails Raw: Mourners Gather As MH17 Bodies Transported Robot Parking Valet Creates Stress-free Travel Raw: Fight Breaks Out in Ukraine Parliament
Poll

Should a federal judge have the power to strike down Oklahoma's ban on gay marriage?

Yes
No
     View Results
Featured Ads
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
Stocks