PHOENIX, NY – Francis E. Wright, 85, of Phoenix, passed away on Thursday October 2, 2014, at St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center, Syracuse.
He was born in Downsville, NY, (Deleware County), on October 4, 1928, to his late parents, Rita (Snyder) and Harold Wright.
After high school, Francis served in the U. S. Army, 1950-53 stateside and in Germany.
He was employed by General Electric Co., Syracuse, retiring in 1990.
He was a member of the First Congregational, U.C.C. church in Phoenix and the G. E. Century Club Survivors.
He was predeceased by his loving wife of 47 years, Norma G. (Niles) Wright, on August 19, 1994; his son, Jack L. Wright Sr., on August 26, 2012.
Survivors include his daughter-in-law, Theresa M. Darling-Wright of Fulton; four grandchildren, Mary Jane Wright, Jack L. Wright Jr., Jeremy Wright Sr. all of Fulton and Nathanael Darling and his wife, Christine, of Phoenix; four great-grandchildren, Jacob, Emma, Jeremy Jr. and Natalie; one sister, Fannie W. and brother-in-law, Ziggy Feurherm of Fort Plain, NY.
Calling hours will be held on Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, 431 Main St., Phoenix.
Services will be on Monday at 10 a.m. in the funeral home, with the Rev. Richard H. Scheffler, Pastor Emeritus, officiating.
Military honors will also be conducted.
Burial in Phoenix Rural Cemetery, 126 Chestnut St., Phoenix, NY 13135.