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Thomas Lawton Wright

February 8, 1943 ~ February 16, 2024 (age 81) 81 Years Old

Thomas Wright Obituary

Mr. Thomas Lawton Wright, 81, of Blackshear, passed away Friday afternoon, February 16, 2024, at Memorial Satilla Health in Waycross.

Born in Mershon, GA on February 8, 1943, he lived in Pierce County most of his life.  Mr. Wright was a 1961 graduate of Patterson High School and went on to retire from CSX Transportation in 1993 as a machinist.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing, feeding the birds, and gardening/yard work but he loved being able to share his hobbies with his grandchildren. Mr. Wright was a member and deacon at Bristol Baptist.  

He was a son of the late Herbert Thomas & Faye Dixon Wright.  He was also preceded in death by a granddaughter, Callie Dean.

Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Barbara Jean Davis Wright of Blackshear; three daughters, Paula Dean and Amy (Buddy) Knowlton all of Blackshear and Marilyn (Richard) Johnson of Screven; a son, Chris (Jennifer) Wright of Blackshear; two sisters, Jan Martin of Blackshear and Cecelia (Tommy) Herrin of Thomasville; a brother, Gene (Robin) Wright of Cypress, TX; 9 grandchildren, Blake, Blaire (Josh), Haley, Mallory (Brandon), Gunnar (MacKenzie), Mary Elizabeth (fiancé, Zerek), Ambree, John Thomas, and Lawton; 12 great grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Funeral services for Mr. Wright will be held Wednesday morning, February 21, 2024, at 11 o’clock, from the Bristol Baptist Church with Rev. Brett Howell officiating.

The family will be receiving friends Tuesday evening from 6 until 8 o’clock at the funeral home.

Interment will be in the Bristol Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Bristol Baptist Church, 3920 Bill Kimmons Rd., Bristol, GA  31518.

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February 20, 2024

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Pearson-Dial Funeral Home
659 Main Street
Blackshear, GA 31516

Funeral Service
February 21, 2024

11:00 AM
Bristol Baptist Church
Bill Kimmons Road
Bristol, GA 31518


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