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Shorty Wright

July 30, 1925 — June 25, 2019

Mr. D.M. “Shorty” Wright, age 93 of Camden, TN passed away on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at his residence.  Mr. Wright was born on July 30, 1925 in Benton County to the late Ether Wright and Beulah Stepp Wright.  He was also preceded in death by his brothers, Eron Wright, Hillman Wright, Tommy Wright, Charles Wright and a sister Katharine Gregson. Mr. Wright was a retired Benton County Tax Assessor, a former County Commissioner, City of Camden Alderman and owned Shorty’s Grocery for many years. A big baseball fan, he was Little League and Babe Ruth manager and a charter member of the Tennessee Senior Babe Ruth League. Memberships include Natchez Trace Baptist Church, the VFW, American Legion and Camden Masonic Lodge 179. Mr. Wright was proud to have served in the U.S. Army during WWII and was part of the Occupation Force of Japan.

 

Survivors include:

Wife: Anita Wright of Camden, TN

Son: Terry (Margie) Wright of Cane Ridge, TN

Daughter: Lisa (Alan) Flowers of Franklin, TN

Sister: Janice Wiseman of Camden, TN

Grandchildren: Molly (Dan) Cummings, Cassie (Spencer) Petett, Savannah Flowers, Shelby Flowers

Great Grandchild: Maggie Ann Cummings

Many Nieces and Nephews

 

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, June 29, 2019 at 11 AM at the Oakdale Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Greg Stanford and Bro. Steve Douglas officiating. Burial will follow in the Flatwoods Cemetery in Holladay, TN.

Visitation with the Wright family will be on Friday, June 28, 2019 from 5:00-8:00 pm and again on Saturday, June 29, 2019 from 10:00-11:00 am.

 

A Masonic service will be held on Friday, June 28, 2019 at 7:00 pm.

 

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Natchez Trace Baptist Church.

 



 

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Friday, June 28, 2019

5:00 - 8:00pm (Central time)

Oakdale Funeral Home - Camden

401 Hwy 641 N, Camden, TN 38320

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Visitation

Saturday, June 29, 2019

10:00 - 11:00am (Central time)

Oakdale Funeral Home - Camden

401 Hwy 641 N, Camden, TN 38320

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Funeral Service

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Starts at 11:00am (Central time)

Oakdale Funeral Home - Camden

401 Hwy 641 N, Camden, TN 38320

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