Billy Joe Wright, age 80 years, of Somerset, Kentucky died October 17, 2013 at his home. Funeral services were held Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 11am in the McCreary County Funeral Home with Bro. Jerry Frye and Rev. Jeff Griffith officiating. Burial was in the Wright Cemetery.
He was born in Yamacraw, Kentucky on November 4, 1932 the son of the late Wilburn and Minnie (Keith) Wright. He was a truck driver, member of the Denham Street Baptist Church, and loved to fish, hunt, gardening, and loved the outdoors.
His parents; brothers and sisters, Cleo Wright, James Wright, Gladys Wright, Irene Storie, Hazel Adams, Madeline Wright, Glenna Nolan, Bob Wright, Dean Wright, and Bennie Wright precede him in death.
Survivors include his wife, Jessie (Ball) Wright; sons, Gary Wright of Elsmore, Kentucky and Steve Wright and wife, Judy of Somerset, Kentucky; daughters, Brenda Massengale and husband, Ken of Pine Knot, Kentucky, Patty Cassada and husband, Larry of Sidney, Ohio, and Teresa Murphy and husband, Bill of Summerfield, Florida; 12 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; and 2 great great grandchildren also survive.
McCreary County Funeral Home entrusted with the arrangements.