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Jerry Russell Wright

January 22, 1955 – April 29, 2022

Jerry Russell Wright, age 67, of Vilas, North Carolina, formerly of Sheridan, Indiana, passed away at his home on Friday afternoon, April 29, 2022.

He was born January 22, 1955 in Frankfort, Indiana, the son of the late Ira Russell and Mary Alice (Vair) Wright.

Mr. Wright was a graduate of Sheridan High School and worked for the Wallace Grain Company in Sheridan for many years.

Many people might call Mr. Wright a homebody. He never tired of watching baseball games and NASCAR races from the comfort of home, and he loved gardening with his wife, but when it came to spending time with his granddaughter, he couldn’t clear his schedule fast enough. Family was central to Mr. Wright’s life. He loved being able to spend time with his family and do so in the place where he was the happiest – his home.

Survivors include his son Matthew Wright (Gwendolyn Zugarek) of Vilas, North Carolina; daughter Tracy Rayle (Jacen) of Arcadia, Indiana; granddaughter Alice Jean Wright of North Carolina; brother Ed Wright (Beth) of Wisconsin; and aunt Phyllis Kouns of Zionsville.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother Steve Wright; and by his loving wife Donna Jean (Moore) Wright on August 17, 2015.

Services are scheduled to be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 7, 2022, at Kercheval Funeral Home, 306 E. 10th Street, Sheridan, Indiana, with Visitation scheduled to be held from 1:00 p.m. until the time of Service. Burial will follow at Crown View Cemetery in Sheridan, Indiana. Pastor V.J. Stover will be officiating.

The family requests that masks be worn while in attendance.

Memorial contributions may be presented to either the American Cancer Society, or to Amorem Hospice, 902 Kirkwood Avenue NW, Lenoir, North Carolina, 28645.