Joe Linn Wright (1942 - 2015)

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Dr. Joe Linn Wright, 73, of Boulder City, Nev., formerly of Vandalia and Oklahoma, passed away on Friday, July 10, 2015, following complications of a massive heart attack.
Memorial services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 1, at First United Methodist Church in Vandalia. Friends and family can sign an online memorial guestbook at
Dr. Wright was born on July 5, 1942, in Oklahoma, the son of Murl and Valera (Peak) Wright, the youngest of eight children.
Joe graduated from Vandalia Community High School in 1960, and married Sharon Horsley, his high school sweetheart, on Sept. 8, 1963.
Following graduation from dental school in Kansas City, Joe spent three years in the Air Force. He then set up his dental practice in Del City, Okla., where he practiced for 40 years until his retirement in 2012. Following his retirement, he and his wife moved to Boulder City, Nev., to be closer to their grandchildren. He was a member of the Methodist Church.
He is survived by his wife; sons, Chris Wright and his wife Denise of Oklahoma City, Okla., and Kevin Wright and his wife Stephanie of Boulder City, Nev.; grandchildren, Justin, Jackson, Ava and Luke; brother, Ray Wright and his wife Carol of Columbus, Ohio; sisters, Lucille Jarrell of Dickinson, Texas, and Berniece and her husband Don Etcheson of Vandalia; sisters-in-law, Virginia Wright of Enid, Okla., and Carolyn and her husband Glen Daniels of Vandalia; brother-in-law, Sheryl Horsley and his wife Patty of Dallas, Texas; and many nieces and nephews.
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Boulder City Family Mortuary - Boulder City
833 Nevada Highway Ste 1
Boulder City, NV 89005
(702) 294-3000
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Published in The Leader-Union from July 21 to July 29, 2015