Funeral services for Ernest Wright, Jr., 63, will be held at 1 p.m. today, November 7, at the Payne Gap Freewill Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the Jenkins/ Payne Gap Cemetery.
Born in Fleming to Lavada Rose Wright and the late Ernest Wright, he died November 4 at his home in Jenkins.
Mr. Wright was also preceded in death by a brother, Ricky Wright, and an infant grandson.
He was a University of Kentucky fan, and enjoyed NASCAR and gardening.
Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Lillia June Wright; two daughters, Crystal Wright Facello and husband David, and Ashley Wright and husband Randall, all of Pound, Va.; a son, Mark Wright and wife Candice of Wise, Va.; three stepchildren, Florence Kay Deets and husband Roger, and Neakema Ruth Deets, all of Pound, Va., and Shawn Christopher Sturgill of Crossville, Tenn.; three grandchildren, Bryson, Dawson and Brittany; six step-grandchildren, Haley, Landon, Logan, Matthew, Hannah, and Aiden; two great-grandchildren, Coby and Noah; two sisters, Lynn Bentley of Payne Gap, and Tammy Triplett and husband Roy of Jenkins; and two brothers, Luther Wright of Payne Gap and Tim Wright of Jenkins.
Carty Funeral Home of Jenkins has charge of arrangements.