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Wright Don Eli Wright, age 88, died Friday, April 14, 2017 at Whetstone Care Center. Don was born on August 8, 1928, at home in Linworth, Ohio, to his parents Eli Wright and Ruth Phillips. He graduated from Worthington High School in 1946 and immediately served in the Navy earning the World War II, China Service and National Defense medals. He married his wife Joyce in 1955 and opened a SOHIO service station the same year. He owned and operated this business at the corner of Linworth Road and 161 for 25 years. Later he sold cars for Chesrown Olds in Columbus and Walker Ford in Largo, FL. Don is preceded in death by his twin brother Dean Wright and his younger brother Robert Wright. He is survived by his wife, Joyce; son, Don Wright; daughter and son-in-law, Donna and John Newman; daughter, Dion Wright; four grandchildren, Ryan and Ross Johnson, Ben Wright, and Anna Caroline Clay; great grandsons, Rowan Johnson and Kayden Clay; also survived by other loving family and friends. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Memorial tributes in his name can be made to American Macular Degeneration Foundation at macular.org or to Hospice of Central Ohio at hospiceofcentralohio.org. Arrangements by EVANS FUNERAL HOME, 4171 E. Livingston Ave. www.evansfuneralhome.net


Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Apr. 18, 2017
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