Elder Gary Wright, age 85, husband of Imelda “Mel“ Bolen Wright of Prestonsburg, KY, passed away on Friday, August 2, 2019 in the Highands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg, KY. He was born July 31, 1934 in Prestonsburg, KY, a son of the late Elder and Maggie Flanery Wright. He was barber shop owner and operator and a member of Irene Cole First Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Mel and one son: Gary Michael (Linda) Wright, Prestonsburg, KY, one brother; Ronald J Wright, Prestonsburg, five sisters; Carol Sue (Dick) Watson, Pleasanton, CA, Coleen Griffith, Peggy Hall, Sharon (George) May and Mary Lynne Wright all of Prestonsburg, three grandchildren; Lee Anne Franklin, Tonia Burke and Jonathan Crider; numerous great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one daughter: Sandra Kaye Wright, two sisters; Teresa Kaye Wright and Brenda Marlene Crum.
Funeral service for Gary will be conducted on Saturday, August 10 at 1:00 pm at the Irene Cole Memorial First Baptist Church with Tom Biddle officiating. Burial will follow in the Gethsemane Gardens, Prestonsburg. Visitation is after 5:00 pm on Friday and 10:00 am until time of service on Saturday morning at the church.