Mount Vernon News
  • Billie R. Wright

  • July 11, 2011

JOHNSTOWN — Billie R. Wright, 85, of Johnstown, died suddenly Friday, July 8, 2011, at home.

He was born Sept. 11, 1925, in Lockbourne to the late Frank and Victoria (Sanford) Wright. Bill served in the U.S. Army during and after World War II in Europe and the Pacific. Before retiring he worked with North American Rockwell and GE Diamond.

Survived by his sons, Andy Wright and Vince (Tami) Wright, both of Johnstown; five treasured grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brothers, Lee (Joann) Wright and Moe (Sharon) Wright; sister, Becky Simmons; and sister-in-law, Patricia Wright.

Preceded in death by wife, Jeanette (Bayer); son, Duane D. Wright; granddaughter, Carson; brother, Tom Wright; and sister, Virginia Smoot.

Friends may call today from 5-8 p.m. at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury, where services will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery in Johnstown. Condolences at

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