James O. Wright Jr.
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Of Millsboro, DE, aged 96 years, passed away peacefully on Thanksgiving evening after suffering a stroke on October 13, 2012. Jim was a gregarious personality that many had come to love. He truly was a special person and story teller that made many smile.
From his birth in Choptank, Maryland through his life, Jim lived many places and experienced much. JO attended the University of Maryland and was a graduate of Temple University. He was a WWII veteran serving in the pacific as a naval line officer. He had worked for the Preston and Elliott Bros. trucking companies as well as BF Goodrich. His career took him to the DuPont Co. as a sales rep in the FREON products division as well as being a manager in the ORCHEM division. He was also a Master Mason. Where ever he went in life he made friendships, many of which endure to this day.
Jim's other passions in life included golf and fishing. He had many good times trolling his native Chesapeake for rock as well as hitting that perfect shot right down the fairway. In retirement, he had toured the country with his beloved wife Dot in a motor home and enjoyed cherished friends and memories while living many years in south Florida. He also had a special place in his heart for his dogs, most notably, Samantha.
James is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Dorothy, of Millsboro; his son, Dr. James Wright and wife Tina of Millsboro; his daughter, Ann Bowerman of Albuquerque New Mexico, and his son, William Wright and wife Jerry of Rising Sun Maryland. Survivors also include three grandsons, James Wright of New York City, Turner Bowerman of Albuquerque New Mexico and William Wright Jr. of Rising Sun Maryland.
The family wishes to thank all for their thoughts and prayers. Jim was truly one of a kind and will be missed. At this time, the memorial service and internment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Delaware SPCA, 22918 DuPont Blvd., Georgetown, DE 19947.
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Published in The News Journal from Nov. 27 to Nov. 28, 2012