Johnny Marcus Wright (4/28/1937 - 7/11/2017)

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  • "I miss our daily conversations Dad, but I know you are with..."
    - Rodney Wright
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    - Linda Gladney
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    - donna Johnson
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Funeral services for Reverend Johnny Marcus Wright, 80, of Arp will be held at 10:00 am, Friday, July 14, in the First Baptist Church of Overton with Reverend Ronnie Yarber officiating. Interment will be in Overton City Cemetery.

Reverend Wright passed away Tuesday, July 11, 2017 in a Tyler hospital. He was born April 28, 1937. He moved to Overton in 1967 from Ennis and married Darleen Thompson April 13, 1990. He pastored various churches until he chartered Grace Herald Baptist Church in New London. He was store manager at Pope & Turner for 46 years until it closed in 2012.

He leaves behind his family who will cherish his memory forever, his wife of 27 years, Darleen Wright of Arp; four sons and their wives, Marty Wright of Winnfield, Louisiana, Rodney Wright of McKinney, Texas, Shane and Rosa Thompson of San Antonio, and Marcus and Erika Wright of Arp, his daughter and her husband, Kit and Waylon Whittenberg of Overton; two stepsons, Duane Brazier and Neil Braizer both of East Texas; fourteen grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews; a host of friends; and many special young men who looked upon him as a 'Dad'.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home, Thursday, July 13, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Grace Herald Baptist Church - Missions, 21744 CR 223, Arp, Texas 75750.

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905 South Commerce Street
Overton, TX 75684
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Published in Tyler Morning Telegraph on July 13, 2017
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