Dr. James C. Wright, 86, passed from this life to an eternal one with his Lord and Savior on Thursday August 22, 2013. He was born on May 22, 1927 in Galveston, Texas and completed his early education there. He then attended New Mexico Military Institute, becoming a proud graduate of that school in 1945. After his undergraduate work at the University of Texas at Austin he received his M.D., and his internship, at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. During his internship he met and married the love of his life, Belle Thompson.
Both he and his wife served their country honorably, on active duty in the U.S. Army Medical Corps, based in Germany from 1951 to 1953, he as a physician and she as a registered nurse. Upon their return to Galveston they were blessed by a son, James. After completing his residencies at UTMB in internal medicine and cardiology, he began a teaching career at that institution in 1956, retiring in 1982. In 1982, he moved his family to Muskogee, where he worked as a staff physician at the VA Medical Center until his retirement in 1999.
He was preceded in death by his wife. He is survived by his son, J.C. Wright of Muskogee.
Services will be provided by Foster-Petering Funeral Home and will be held at 10:00 AM, Monday, August 26, 2013 at Fosters’ Ivory Chapel. At the request of the family, graveside services at Greenhill Cemetery will be private.
In place of flowers, please consider making a donation to Veterans of Foreign Wars, or a program that benefits the patients of Jack C. Montgomery VA Medical Center.