Jim was a member of Pathway Baptist Church. He worked as a pipefitter and maintenance supervisor at Westlake Chemicals.
He is survived by his wife, Sandra McCoin Wright of Calvert City; his mother, Elizabeth Lee Sullivan Wright of Bismarck, Mo.; 4 children, Jeffery Baird Wright of Murfreesboro, Tenn., Carla Kae Gibbs of Farmington, Mo., Angelique Mae Smith and Stephanie Lee Clark both of Benton; 7 grandchildren; and 2 sisters, Martha Colleen Mitchell of Farmington, Mo. and Mary Camille Nations of Irondale, Mo.
He was preceded in death by father, James Lemuel Wright.
Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. March 13, at Pathway Baptist Church in Calvert City. Rev. Mike Donald and Lynn Jones will officiate and burial will follow in the Calvert City Cemetery. Friends may call from 10:00 a.m. until the funeral hour on Tuesday at the church.