Douglas Irvin Wright was born the son of Buddy Irvin Wright and Alice Lou (Cantrell) Wright on January 17, 1966, in West Plains, Missouri and departed this life May 17, 2014, at St. Louis, Missouri at the age of 48 years.
He is survived by his parents, Buddy and Alice Lou Wright of the home in Thayer, Missouri; two sisters, Donna Henry and husband, Joe of Thayer, Missouri and Tammy Hufstedler and husband, Derek of Thayer, Missouri; one brother, John Wright and wife, Angela of Thayer, Missouri; two nieces, Ashlyn Hufstedler and Jaycelyn Wright; five nephews, Aaron Henry, Austin Henry, Ayden Henry, Braden Hufstedler and Zaiden Wright; two aunts, Novella Cantrell and Carol (Wright) Pulley; one uncle, Harold Cantrell and wife, Becky; several cousins; and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Clifton and Bertha Wright; maternal grandparents, Ben and Lola Cantrell; four uncles, Dale Wright, Herbert Cantrell, Hershel “Bud” Cantrell and Billy Ray Cantrell; and one aunt, Betty (Cantrell) Girdley.
Doug enjoyed working at Oregon County Sheltered Work Shop in Alton, where he will be missed by his many friends and co-workers. The highlight of Doug’s life was spending time with his family, especially his nieces and nephews who lovingly referred to him as “Uncle Pooh”.
He was a faithful Christian, a member of the Alton Church of Christ and thoroughly enjoyed attending church services.
In his pastime, Doug read and studied his Bible, enjoyed listening to recorded sermons, and loved to write scriptures from the Bible.
He was deeply loved and protected by his family. He will be remembered for his deep devotion to his family and how he touched everyone with his love, kind heart, sweet smile, great spirit and generous soul. He will truly be missed by all.
Funeral Services will be Thursday, May 22, 2014, at 2:00 PM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer, Missouri with Arvil Hill officiating. The family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Thayer Cemetery with services under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc. in Thayer.