Lelan Gerald Wright
Posted: Wednesday, June 8, 2011 9:21 am
Lelan Gerald Wright was born on October 22, 1935 in McNairy County Tennessee. He was the son of the late Manley and Lexie Wright. He was married to Edith Peele on May 10, 1958. Mr. Wright grew up on a farm in the Finger community and attended school in Finger. He served his country in both the United States Marines and the United States Air Force where he was an air traffic controller. Mr. Wright lived the majority of his life in Genoa City, Wisconsin where he owned and operated Lee’s Vegetable Farm. He worked at Automatic Electric in Northlake, Illinois and later retired from Morton Chemical Company in Ringwood, Illinois. Lelan was well known in Wisconsin for his annual barbeques for the VFW, private gatherings, and for family and friends at his Wisconsin farm. After retiring, he bought a farm and moved his family to Goldsboro, North Carolina. Lelan passed away on Tuesday, May 31, 2011 at the age of 75 years, 7 months, and 9 days. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Edith Peele; a daughter, Melissa Wright; a sister, Dorothy Robison and husband Ray of Henderson, Tennessee; a brother, Bobby Wright and wife Jane of Reuther Glen, Virginia; and a brother, Ronnie Dale Wright and wife Barbara of Henderson, Tennessee and many nieces and nephews. Cremation was in Goldsboro, North Carolina.