James Ray ‘Jimmy’ Wright

James Ray “Jimmy” Wright passed away Saturday, Nov. 20, 2010, at 5:10 a.m. at Southeast Missouri Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, Mo.

Jimmy was born July 27, 1959, in East Peoria, Illinois, to Douglas D. and Rettie Mae (Lauderdale) Wright.

Jimmy is survived by a daughter, Allison Mae Wright of Lebanon, Ill.; four brothers, Kenneth (Debbie) Wright of Dunnellon, Fla., Daniel (Sharon) Wright of Bimble, Ky., Ronald (Shelby) Wright of Zanesville, Ohio, and Roy (Joanne) Wright of Franklin, N.H.; six sisters, Faye (David) Noe of Pekin, Ill., Marsha (Butch) Dillow of Sikeston, Mo., Martha (Steve) Seivers of Hastings, Neb., Midi (Rex) Howard of Scott City, Mo., Teresa (Bob) Hansil of Anna, Ill., and Lori (Daryl) Driver of Paducah, Ky. Jimmy is also survived by aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Jimmy’s sister, Brenda Hutchison, also passed away on Nov. 20, 2010.

In addition to his parents, Jimmy was preceded in death by two brothers, Donald Deryl Wright and Walter Leon Wright.

Jimmy had worked as a deck hand for the Water Front Barge Co. in Mound City, Ill. He had previously worked for Smoot Oil Co.

Jimmy attended the Ullin Baptist Church.

“Jimmy had made mistakes in his life, but had paid the price for his mistakes.  For all that truly knew him, knew that Jimmy had a kind soul and would do anything to help you out if he could.  Even though Jimmy could not walk well and had only the use of one arm for many years, you couldn’t tell him that he couldn’t do something he set his mind to do.  He would do his best to prove you wrong. Jimmy held the Newberry family close to his heart, Marie, Collin, Ronnie, Karen and Steven. Our family would like to thank them for all that they have done for Jimmy. Jimmy was a donor for life. He had signed his donor card in the hope that he might help at least one person. But, the donor organization indicated that Jimmy’s gift would be able to help at least 50 people. How amazing, Little Brother.  We are so proud of you.  Even though we may not see you with our eyes anymore, you will be forever in our hearts. We will miss you dearly Little Brother.”

A joint funeral service for James Wright and Brenda Hutchison was held Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 24, 2010, at 2 p.m. at Bailey Funeral Home in Vienna. Pastor F.M. Speakman and Bro. Enloe Clemons officiated.

Burial was in the Mt. Zion Cemetery in the Rock Community in Pope County, Ill.

Memorials may be made to the Heather Harper Treat Memorial Cancer Fund, P.O. Box 98, Vienna, Ill. 62995 or to the American Stroke Foundation, 5960 Dearborn, Mission, Kan. 66202.

To leave an online message of condolence, visit <a href="http://www.baileyfh.com">www.baileyfh.com</a>.

Bailey Funeral Home in Vienna was in charge of arrangements.

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