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James E. "Jim" Wright

August 9, 1941 ~ October 10, 2020 (age 79)


James E. “Jim” Wright, 79, of Chillicothe, died early Saturday morning, October 10, 2020 at the Adena Regional Medical Center, Chillicothe. He was born on Saturday, August 9, 1941, in Ross County, the son of the late Morris and Dorothy Luckett Wright. He married the former Sharon Henderson, and she preceded him in death.

He is survived by two sons, James M. Wright, and Jeffery E. (Mahaley) Wright, both of Chillicothe, stepdaughter, Laura (Rudy) Pierce, step son-in-law, Steve Chaplain, nine grandchildren, James M. (Mika), Anastasia, Joseph, Joshua, Malia, Jeffery, Jr., Helena, Amanda Schorel, Yvonne Elliott-Glock, three great-grandchildren, Noah and Delaney, two great-great-granddaughters, two sisters, Patricia Fairrow of Frankfort, Charlene (William) Bayless of Xenia, one brother, Dennis (Terry) Wright of Chillicothe, the mother of his sons, Iona Cunningham of Chillicothe, special friends Denny (Louise) Dailey, and a host of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by an infant brother, Rodney Wright, two sisters, Marcella Brown, Jessie Mae Pettiford, four brothers, Russell, Robert, Walter, and Donald Wright, and stepdaughter, Cheryl Schorel.

Jim was a former student of Frankfort High School. He later served his country honorably in the United States Marine Corps. He retired from Kenworth Trucking Company and had also been a former Chillicothe Police Officer. Jim spent a lot of time at the Crispie Creme Donut Shop. If he could not be found anywhere else, you knew he was with the Crispie Creme Crew. Jim loved the employees, the story telling, and the friendships that he made at the donut shop.

In keeping with James’ wishes cremation will take place. A memorial service to honor his life will be held on Thursday evening, October 15, 2020 from 5 to 7pm at the EBRIGHT FUNERAL HOME, Frankfort. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic face coverings will be required and social distancing will be recommended. Family and friends are asked to sign and leave a memory of James on his online register.

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Gathering of Family and Friends
October 15, 2020

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Ebright Funeral Home
55 W. Springfield Street

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