Denzil L. Wright

Denzil L. Wright

Denzil L. Wright, 74, Billings, passed away Thursday, July 3, 2014 in Mercy Hospital, Springfield.

He was born September 7, 1939 in Fordland, Missouri, the son of the late Verl and Veldia Wright. He was united in marriage on February 24, 1967 to Deanna K. Pirtle.

Denzil was with MODOT for over thirty years before retiring as area supervisor. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, an avid fisherman and a member of East Grand Church of Christ, where he enjoyed singing. He enjoyed tinkering and could fix most anything, but, what he loved most was the building projects with his grandkids. He was a loving husband, father and Papa, and will be greatly missed.

He is survived by his wife, Deanna; two daughters, Kim Burk, Batttlefield; and Crystal Colton, Springfield; a sister, Joanna Murphy and husband Jerry, Springfield; two nephews, Richie and Tracy Lathrom and Jeremey Lathrom; four grandchildren, Brandon Hoover, Hannah and Callie Burk, and Maggie Colton; his father-in-law, Doyle Pirtle; and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 8, 2014 in East Grand Church of Christ, Springfield, under the care of J.D. Lee and Sons Funeral Home, Rogersville. Burial will follow in Fordland Cemetery, Fordland.

Visitation will be held from 6 - 8:00 p.m., Monday, July 7, 2014 in the funeral home.

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Funeral Home

J.D.Lee & Sons Funeral Home - Rogersville, Missouri - Rogersville
7405 E Ferrell Ln  Rogersville, MO 65742

Published in the News-Leader on July 5, 2014