Patricia E. “Pat” Wright

July 24, 1934 ‒ December 24, 2017

Sunbury, Ohio

Patricia E. “Pat” Wright, age 83 of Sunbury died Sunday morning, December 24, 2017 at St. Ann’s Hospital in Westerville.

She was born on July 24, 1934 the daughter of the late Sam Potter and Virginia Parks, at home in Croton, Ohio.

On July 22, 1950, she married Thomas C. Wright in Richmond, Indiana.  They were married for nearly 58 years before his passing on April 13, 2008.  Together, they were members of the Delaware Moose Lodge, and enjoyed bowling, camping, and golf.

Pat was an avid reader, especially her favorite author, Janet Evanovich.

She will be missed by her son Eric and his wife Deborah of Columbus; grandchildren Alexandrea (Mike) Butler, Derek (Mariann) Wright, and Sarah (Jon) Kelley; Great-grandchildren Sophie Green and Parker and Clark Kelley; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by her son Thomas L. Wright in 2000; brothers Jerry, Gary “Red”, and Donnie Potter; and her special canine companion Wally.

Friends may call on the family on Thursday, December 28, 2017 from 5-7 PM at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 637 North State Route 61, Sunbury, Ohio.  Funeral services will be held there on Friday at 10:30 AM.  Burial will follow at Sunbury Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Sunbury Community Library, 44 Burrer Dr, Sunbury, Ohio 43074.

The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home of Sunbury is honored to serve the Wright Family.  Special memories and condolences can be shared with them at

  • Eric, I’m very sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. May God give you strength and may your precious memories give you comfort at this difficult time. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Jim and I were so sorry to hear about your Mother’s passing. We will be lifting all of you up in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Our sympathy to all the Wrights at this sad time. Pat and Tom will long be remembered. They contributed much to the community. We are better for having them in our lives.

  • Our condolences and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Your mothers laughter and kindness were often subject of your dad’s conversation with us.
    They were very special people in the Sunbury community.

  • Eric,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We have many fond memories of Aunt Pat.
    Mom sends her prayers also.
    Your cousin,
    Nancy (Simmons) Gracher