Clyde A. Wright

December 26, 1935 ‒ December 24, 2003

Lexington, Ohio

LEXINGTON: Clyde A. Wright, 67, of Woodside Blvd, Lexington, died Wednesday morning, December 24, 2003, in The Cleveland Clinic following a short illness.

He was born December 26, 1935 in Germany Hollar, near Wheelersburg to William and Emma (LeMaster) Wright, and moved to the Mansfield area in 1968 from Canton.

Clyde had a passion for singing, and early in life sang tenor in a gospel quartet. He’d take nearly every opportunity to turn it into a reason to sing, even recently buying a karaoke machine, to entertain the grandchildren.

In 1989, Clyde founded Wrightway Packaging, Inc. a corrugated container packaging company in Mansfield, as he just loved to make boxes, especially cookie boxes.

He had raised and bred Arabian horses at his stables and barn on State Route 546 near Lexington, was an ardent fan of The Ohio State University Buckeyes Football Team, and delighted in the antics of his West Highland Terrier Buddy.

He is survived by his wife Judith J. (Benner) Wright, whom he married July 1, 1953; three sons Rick Wright of Lexington, Randy Wright and his wife Michelle of Fort Thomas, Kentucky, and Craig Wright of Mansfield; four grandchildren Sara Wright, Hannah Wright, Joshua Wright, and Kara Wright; and three sisters Alberta Sloan and Betty Forrest both of Michigan and Ruby Townsend of Wheelersburg.

Three brothers preceded him in death.

The family will receive friends Sunday, December 28, 2003 from 3-6 pm in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home, where the funeral service will be held Monday at 10:30 am. Pastor Craig Hamm will officiate. Burial will follow in Lexington Cemetery.

Memorial contributions to the American Heart Association may be made at the funeral home.

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