Emerson E. “Gene” Wright, 85, of Circleville passed away on July 27, 2017. He was born on October 29, 1931 in Pickaway County to Harry and Odessa (Conaway) Wright. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife Nancy (Evans) Wright, sister Carolyn Valentine and brother-in-law’s Jimmy, Terry, Dave and Ned. Gene was a 1950 graduate of Pickaway Township School, life- long farmer and was a member of Emmet Chapel United Methodist Church. He is survived by his children Janie (Asa) Bradbury, Connie (Chuck) Bradley, Teresa (Ron) Beal, Jeanne (Dug) Radcliff, Terry (Jona) Wright, grandchildren Jeff (Hillary) Bradbury, Nikki (Sarah) Bradbury Thomas, Don (Carrie), Mikel (Jenna) and Chad (Heather) Bradley, Cameron and Elizabeth Beal, Lee (Megan), Asa (Bekah) and Paige Radcliff, Tara (Brett) Rhoads, Maggie (J.D.) Larson, great grandchildren Drew, Claire, Jason, Caleb, Matthew, Macie, Mavric, Lillian, Sophia, Calyx, Miles, Bennie, Clayton, Cole, Madison and Elijah, brother-in-law’s Robert Valentine and Bill (Mary) Evans, sister-in-laws Jean Reichelderfer, Peg (Tom) Congrove, Helen Evans, special friend Bonnie Watson and by caregivers Kandy, Mary, Marian and Jen. Funeral services will be held on Monday, July 31, 2017 at noon at Wellman Funeral Home with Chaplain Jim Ferrell officiating. Burial will follow in Hitler Ludwig Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday from 1-5 p.m. Memorial contributions are suggested to Bradley Cancer Center or Berger Hospice, 600 North Pickaway Street Circleville 43113.
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