Funeral services for Samuel “S.T.” Wright, 92, longtime probation and parole supervisor in Letcher and 10 other eastern Kentucky counties, were held March 8 at First Baptist Church in Whitesburg.
Born in Millstone to the late Tilden Wright Sr. and Lydia Margaret Craft Wright, he died March 5 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital.
Mr. Wright was the widower of Gladys Hall Wright, and was later married to Violet “Chick” Stumbo Hall Wright, who also preceded him in death.
He was a brother of the late Charlie Wright, the longtime Letcher County Clerk. Five other brothers — Hillard, William “Bill,” Harvey, Nick, and Comey Wright — also preceded him in death, as did his two sisters, Hennie and Seldom.
Mr. Wright supervised probation and pa- role offices for 41 years in Letcher, Floyd, Harlan,
Johnson, Knott, Lawrence, Magoffin, Martin, Perry, Pike, and Bell counties. He was named “Supervisor of the Year” three times, and received many other awards and distinctions.
After his retirement, he was hon- ored with an Officer Training Center named after him in Sandy Hook, Ky.
Surviving are his son, Kentucky Supreme Court Justice Samuel T. Wright III and wife Jennifer of Millstone; a daughter, Tammie Wright and husband Randall of Casey County; three grandsons, Samuel J. Tilden Wright IV and John Alexander Wright, both of Mayking, and Baron Taft Bentley of Bowling Green.
Also surviving is his longtime companion, Elsie Adams.
Burial was in Green Acres Cemetery at Ermine.