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Arlen Lee "“Poochy”" Wright


1946 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
ATHENS – Arlen Lee ""Poochy"" Wright, 67, died on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, at Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center in Amory. Born Oct. 3, 1946, in Amory, he was a son of Homer Lee and Clytee Bailey Wright. He was a 1964 graduate of Aberdeen High School. He attended IJC and was married to Dean Kendrick. He began working for American Potash in 1967, then later Kerr McGee, and retired from Tronox in January 2004 after 37 years. While at Kerr McGee, he implemented a maintenance computer program and was able to travel to India, Belgium, Australia and many other countries. He was a member of the Mississippi National Guard for six years and a member of Paine Memorial United Methodist Church. Each Monday, he enjoyed Redneck Rotary, eating lunch with his buddies. His hobbies included golf, hunting, fishing, watching westerns, riding his tractor and piddling.
A celebration of life service will be 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24, at E.E. Pickle Funeral Home Chapel in Amory with Bro. Sammy Washburn and Bro. Tom Sheffield officiating. Burial will be in Greenbrier Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Dean Wright of Athens; two sons, Lee Wright and Scott Wright, both of Athens; one sister, Doris Boyd (Earl) of Quincy; one brother, Billy Gene Wright (Becky) of Starkville; six grandchildren, Zachary, Chanler, Austin, Will, Ginny Lee and Elia Claire Wright; his stepmother, Winona D. Wright of Athens; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Pallbearers will be John Sheely, Clinton Sykes, Bo Hill, Robert Odom, Larry Tartt and Billy Wilemon. Honorary pallbearers will be the Redneck Rotary, Johnny McCollum, Joe Jackson, Brunson Odom, Tom Milner and Eddy Arnold; and Tronox employees.
Visitation will be 4 until 8 p.m. today and will continue until service time on Monday at the funeral home.
Condolences may be expressed at eepicklefuneralhome.com.
Published in Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal on Feb. 23, 2014
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