Michael Wright

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Michael E. Wright, age 69. Sunrise June 25, 1948 and Sunset August 26, 2017. Michael was a graduate of Cardinal Spellman High School and Empire State College where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree. Michael joined the United States Army in 1969. Michael was a certified pilot and took pride in his formal training in the Army. He served as a helicopter pilot.

Michael enjoyed reading books and listening to jazz music. He especially enjoyed spending time with family and friends.

He is preceded in death by his father, William Wright; mother Zora Wright; sister, Hannah Wright Dillard; brother, William Wright.

He leaves to cherish his memory, his devoted wife, Sharon Shepard-Wright; daughter, Tamika D. Wright; step-son, Terris (Seneca) Shepard; 6 grandchildren; brothers-in-law, Tom (Dawn) Dillard, Kenneth Jr. (Pat) Shepard, Charles (Charlene) Shepard and sister-in-law, Sheila (Bryon) Reed; and a host of other relatives and many friends.

Visitation 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Thursday, August 31, 2017; Additional Visitation 10:00 a.m. and Funeral 11:00 a.m. Friday, September 1, 2017 at the MARLAN GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE EAST, 5456 E. Livingston Ave. (one block east of Noe-Bixby turn North on Lonsdale Rd.)

Condolence Messages

  1. The Vaughn family

    Family please accept my deepest condolences. May God’s promises found at Acts 24:15 and Psalms 37:29 bring you comfort during this difficult time.

  2. Michelle L. Miller

    Ms. Sharon, Terris and Seneca,

    Although I did not have the pleasure of meeting Mr. Michael, I am deeply saddened with his passing. Seneca always spoke very highly of him, so I know that he was a good man. Keep all your memories close to your heart, and let God guide you through the difficult days and nights. May he now rest pain free and in peace.

  3. Michael ( Mickey) as he was called, was a kind and generous person. A soldier hero in the Vietnam war. He flew a helicopter to save wounded soldiers. He was a father, husband and the youngest brother of my former wife. G. Hannah Dillard.

  4. To the family of Michael, you have my deepest sympathy in your loss. Death is one of the most difficult situations we must face. At Revelation 21:4, God promises “And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” Titus 1:2 says “based on a hope of the everlasting life that God, who cannot lie, promised long ago.” May you find comfort in God’s word during this difficult time.

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