Barry D. Wright


Funeral services for Barry D. Wright were held Saturday, October 16, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. from Coye Assembly of God in Preston with Rev. Ryan Farmer and Rev. Scott Wright officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. McClain-Hays Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. 

Mr. Wright, 75, of Preston, died Tuesday, October 12, 2021. 

He was a native and longtime resident of Kemper County. He was a Vietnam veteran of the U. S. Army. After working at Fair- banks Scales in Meridian for over 20 years he began his own business in 1999, Wright’s Sawmill. He enjoyed woodworking and mak- ing furniture. He loved his church and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. Mr. Wright was a member of Coye Assembly of God in Preston where he served as a board member for most of his adult life. 

Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Ann Wright of Preston; daughter, Beth McKin- nion (Derwin) of Meridian; son, Scott Wright (Andrea) of Meridian; grandchildren, Tabetha LaRosa (Garrett), Alexa McKinnion, Natalee Wright, Nylah Wright; great-grand- son, Wyatt Kelley LaRosa; sisters, Jerry Nell DuBard of Philadelphia, Marsha Geoghagan (Tom) of Baldwyn; brothers, Donnie Wright (Linda) of DeKalb, Mark Dean Wright of Carthage, Danny “Phil” Wright (Tina) of Pre- ston; and a host of nieces and nephews. 

Preceding Mr. Wright in death were his parents, Delmon and Nancy Wright; sister, Delva Jean Eastman; and brother, Ted Wright. 

Pallbearers were Garrett LaRosa, LaShun Smith, Phillip Wright, Stan Copeland, Lee McDonald, and Stevie McDonald. Honorary pallbearers were Lonnie Long, Matthew Jackson, Charles Jackson, Dwight Jackson, Derwin McKinnion, and Marvin Robinson. 

Family requests memorials be made to Speed The Light, or BGMC, c/o Missions, Coye Assembly of God, 51 Edwards Road, Preston, MS 39354. 

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