William “Bill” Russell Wright, 90, of Hixson, Tenn., passed away early Monday morning, Aug. 24, 2020, at his home. He was born on Feb. 6, 1930, in Miami, Fla., the son of the late Ben and Margaret Breedlove Wright. Bill was also preceded in death by his wife, Edith Rose Deford Wright; granddaughter, Jill; and brother, Ben Wright.
Bill was raised in Rhea County and was a Rhea Central High School graduate. He served his country with the U.S. Army Air Force during the Korean War. Bill lived in Hixson for the past 30 years and retired with the U.S. Postal Service. He was a member of the Patriot Guard Riders and the Falling Water, Chattanooga, Bradley County Radio Control Flying Clubs.
He is survived by his sons, Harold R. Wright, of Hixson, Tenn., Larry I. Wright, of East Ridge, Tenn., and David C. (Joy) Wright, of Lookout Valley, Tenn.; five grandchildren, Keri (James) Hale, Leslie (Scott) Goulart, Shannella Stacey, Amy Wright and Stephanie Yoder; and four great-grandchildren, Sidney Hale, Weston Hale, Ben Goulart and Emma Goulart.
Graveside services with military honors for Bill will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, at Rhea Memory Gardens with Rev. John Fields officiating. He will be laid to rest next to his wife, Edith.
Share memories of William on his online guest register at www.vanderwallfh.com.
The family is being cared for by Vanderwall Funeral Home in Dayton.