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Obituary: Joel Samuel Wright


Joel Samuel Wright, Jr., 90, of Glenwood died March 1, 2023.

He was the son of the late Joel and Retter Wright.

He was a US Navy veteran, and was an educator for many years before becoming a home-builder. He was a church ‘planter,’ a deacon and Bible teacher.

He was preceded in death by eight brothers, two sisters, and two sons, Craig Allen Wright, and Barry Gene Wright. 

Survivors include: his wife, Billie Jean Warren Wright, children Janet (Charles K “Bud”) Hughes, daughter-in-law Shirley (Barry) Wright, Corby Wright, Neal (Dana) Wright, and Nita (Dave) Windus, 13 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, and a brother, Don.  

Visitation was at Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in Glenwood, on Friday, March 3. A memorial service was at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 4, at Bethel followed by interment at Old Mt. Tabor cemetery near Glenwood.

Arrangements by Smith Family Funeral Home, Glenwood.

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