Ray Hoyt “Shorty” Wright, 92, Symsonia, died on Nov. 5, at Western Baptist Hospital in Paducah, KY.
Ray was born in Hickman KY on September 11, 1920. He was retired from B.F. Goodrich Corporation. He was a member of Masonic Lodge 917 in Symsonia, and was a member of Clarks River Baptist Church where he served as a greeter. Ray also served in World War II.
Ray is survived by his wife Lougene Wright of Symsonia; daughters Sandra Martin of Knoxville, Tenn. and Sharon Simmons of Elkhart, Ind.; three grandsons, Timmy, Joseph, and Jesse Martin of Knoxville, Tenn.; and two granddaughters, Kristi Simmons of Elkhart, Ind. and Alicia Simmons of Chicago, Ill.; and step-son, Bobby Hamlet, Benton.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Bertha Williams; father, Jesse Wright, and two wives, Helen Wright and Kathryn Wright.
A funeral service will be on Thursday, Nov. 8, at 11 a.m. at the Collier Funeral Chapel, Bro. Bruce Watts officiating.
Interment with military rites will follow in the Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, Mayfield, KY.
Visitation will be held between the hours of 5 and 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 7, at the funeral home. A masonic service will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday at the same location.
Memorial contributions may be given to the Clarks River Baptist Church, P.O. Box 9, Symsonia, KY 42082.