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Marcus E. Wright

Died: Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Marcus E. Wright, 83, Doolittle Mills, died Wednesday, April 22, 2009, at Memorial Hospital and Healthcare in Jasper.

Born Aug. 17, 1925, in Doolittle Mills, son of the late David Wright and Abigail Underhill Wright.

He was a World War II Navy veteran, was retired as a pipefitter from the former Jack C. Dodson Co. of Jasper and was a member of Alton American Legion Post 133.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Oral and Murrel Wright, and three sisters, Agnes Wetzel, Clara Maxey and Elfie Lynch.

Survivors include his wife of 60 years, the former Alice Huffman; four daughters, Elaine Fromme of Clarksville, Sharon Johnson of Doolittle Mills, Trish Huff of Birdseye and Janet Newkirk of Taswell; six sons, Mark, Steve, Terry and Stanley Wright, all of Doolittle Mills, Rick Wright of Hartford, Ky., and Marty Wright of Bristow; 18 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

Visitation: Thursday, April 23, 2 to 8 p.m. at Huber Funeral Home in Tell City and Friday, April 24, from 9 to 10 a.m. at Bethel Christian Church in Doolittle Mills.

Funeral: Friday April 24, at 10 a.m. at the church with burial and graveside military rites at Doolittle Mills Cemetery.

Officiant: Brother Al Madden.

The family suggests memorial gifts to Doolittle Mills Cemetery.

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