Orville E. Wright age 79, of Sparkman, passed away Friday, January 14, 2022 in Hot Springs. He was born December 23, 1942, in Amity, Arkansas to Andy and Opal Jane Howell Wright.
Orville was a proud graduate of Amity High School and the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, and an active member of Faith Missionary Baptist Church. He was a man of many talents, as his vocations showed over the years. He served in the Army reserves, as a house contractor, an agriculture teacher and lastly a U. S. postal worker. He loved to “pester”; this was a family trait he proudly passed on to others. He was a gifted craftsman and could fix anything with a piece of wood. He was hardworking and generous with his time, money, and talents. In retirement he loved meeting his friends at the donut shop, helping his son on building projects, teasing his grandsons, gardening, and trying to predict the return of Christ. He will be fondly remembered and deeply missed by family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Kenneth Wright.
Survivors are his wife, Patricia Shaddock Wright; a daughter, Kelly Anderson and husband, Todd of White Hall; a son, Curtis Wright of Delight; two grandsons, Caleb Anderson of Hot Springs and Ethan Anderson of White Hall; one sister, Mary Blain and husband, Marshall of North Little Rock; two brothers, Johnny Wright and Larry Wright and wife, Shelia all of Glenwood.
Orville will lie in state 8:30 AM until 5:00 PM on Thursday and Friday at Ruggles-Wilcox Funeral Home in Arkadelphia.
Graveside service will be 2:00 PM Saturday, January 22nd at Chapel Hill Cemetery near Sparkman with Todd Anderson and Caleb Anderson officiating. If anyone is not comfortable attending services because of the COVID pandemic, the family completely understands.
Pallbearers will be, Curtis Wright, Ethan Anderson Johnny Conine, Marvin Young, Murphy Manning, Bill Wright, David Gardner and Blake Holloway.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Missionary Baptist Seminary 5224 Stagecoach Rd. Little Rock, AR. 72204-9987 or to Chapel Hill Cemetery c/o Brenda Garrett 147 Dallas 263 Sparkman, AR. 71763.