Harvey W. Wright

May 24, 1948 ‒ February 07, 2019

Grove, Oklahoma
Formerly of Galion, Ohio

Harvey W. Wright, 70, of Grove, Oklahoma and former Galion, Ohio resident passed away Thursday, February 7, 2019 peacefully at his home, 13 months after being diagnosed with ALS.

He was born May 24, 1948 in Galion and was the son of Robert L. and Ireda D. (Lankford) Wright. Harvey is survived by his wife of 51 years, Lynn M. (Tompers) Wright whom he married on October 21, 1967.

He graduated from Galion High School in 1966 and continued his education at Johnson Community College in Kansas City where he received his Associates Degree in Economics. Harvey worked for the former North Electric and retired from Sprint after 40+ years of service, during which he spent 10 years in Florida and over 30 years in the Kansas City area. After retirement he and his wife moved to Grove, Oklahoma, where they built a home on Patricia Island Golf Club.

He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Grove, Oklahoma, Porsche Club of America and The Patricia Island Country Club. Harvey was an avid golfer and enjoyed riding motorcycles, boating and traveling.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by daughter Carole (Greg) Fleniken of Toledo, Ohio; son Jeff (Stacy) Wright of Shawnee, Kansas; four grandchildren Drew and Maegan Fleniken, Brandon and Peyton Wright and two sisters Patty (Dean) Alexander of Galion and Becky (Dave) Monroe of Martel, Ohio.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a brother Robert E. Wright.

The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Thursday, February 14, 2019 at Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes, 218 South Market St., Galion, Ohio 44833 where services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, February 14th with Rev. Joe Stafford officiating. Burial will be in Blooming Grove Cemetery.

A memorial service will be held in Grove, Oklahoma at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Team Gleason Foundation, which provides services, equipment and technology to those suffering with ALS in care of the funeral home.

Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes in Galion is honored to serve the family of Harvey Wright, and condolences may be made to them at www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.

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  • I am so sorry to hear this. Harvey was such a joy to be around. Nobody was more fun to cut up with on the golf course. You will be dearly missed, my friend.

  • Dear Cousins, we send to you Deepest Sympathy Lynn, Carole and Jeff and families. Also to Becky and Patty and Families. 💔

  • The mold was broken after God made Harvey! He was truly one of a kind and he will forever be in my heart! ❤️ Love Ruby Moon Grove Oklahoma

  • Lynn and family,
    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our condolences to you and the family. With deepest sympathy.
    Debbie and Rich Renock

  • My prayers are with you and your family, Lynn. Harvey was a great guy who enjoyed life to its fullest and was a true friend to many. He will be missed as he always brought joy into everyone’s life that he met!

  • Lynn and family, our thoughts and prayers are with each of you. I had the pleasure of working with Harvey at the phone company in Gardner KS. He was always full of laughter and joy and he always smiled. Truly a wonderful person.

  • We are so very sorry. Harvey was a wonderful person. Always so kind. And, always so much fun to be with. He will be missed by all. Lynn, you did a marvelous job taking care of him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and all of the family.

  • So very sorry to hear of Harvey’s passing. Harvey was a joy to work with and a wonderful person to call a friend. The world will be have a little less joy without Harvey.

  • Harvey was amazing person and soul – I have been thinking a lot about him after hearing about his battle with ALS.

    All my memories of him were positive and he always lifted me up when I was down or panicked about something going on at Sprint

    As I reminisce I cannot think of a time when Harvey did not lift me up and give me a positive perspective on life.

    He was a great person and soul and am fortunate that I got to know him.

    Thoughts, prays and hugs to the Wright family

  • Lynn and family, my deepest sympathy for your loss. Heaven has another angel and I’m sure Harvey is having a fine time catching up with those who went before him. May God bless you and give you strength in the coming days.

  • To the Wright Family,
    Please accept our sympathies and prayers for the passing of Harvey.
    The Ron Nelson Family

  • So sorry to hear of Harvey’s passing. I worked with Harvey at United Telephone Midwest Group/Sprint and Harvey was a experienced telecommunications professional but more importantly a wonderful person and friend. He was a Chiefs fan unless the Miami Dolphins were playing in KC. Rest in peace my old friend.

  • All will miss Harvey.. Such a GREAT person to work with and/or play golf with at the telephone company Kreamer Golf Classic.. Sincere Sympathy to the Wright Family…

  • The world lost a great person. I had many great time discussing the Buckeyes with him, along with his chiefs. Sorry to hear the sad news. May God bless you and give you strength in the coming days. I really enjoy knowing Harvey…

  • Harvey was just one of those people we are all better for having known.

    I loved the back and forth we had whenever I got to see him.

    Please accept our condolences; Chris, Jolene, Conor, Kieran, and Aidan Duffy.

  • Just so shocked to hear this. Harvey was such a personality at work. He was always so kind and helpful to me over the years at Sprint. I remember talking to him about his retirement and moving to Grove. He was so excited about this new chapter. He was a very special person to me and you all are in my thoughts and prayers. RIP Harvey.

  • Harvey will be so missed. Everyone has it right when they say they broke the mold with Harvey. He was such a pleasure to be around. Always joking and was just an all around great guy. Sending love and prayers to you Lynn.

  • From Jefferson City to Kansas City…So many pleasant/fun memories. Our condolences to Lynn and family.

  • Very shocked and saddened by this. Harvey will always be remembered by me as someone whom it was just fun to be around. We worked together for a long time in Gardner, KS. God bless you Harvey, you’ll always be with me in my fond memories of UTC and Sprint.

  • Working at United Telephone Co. gave me the opportunity to meet many wonderful people–none were more special than Harvey. He was a joy to be around, a co-worker who could be counted on, and a caring friend to so many of us. I am forever grateful for his friendship.

    My condolences to the family. My condolences to all of Harvey’s many, many friends whose hearts are heavy today.

  • Working at United Telephone Company gave me the opportunity to meet many wonderful people–none were more special than Harvey. He was a joy to be around, a co-worker you could always count on, and a terrific friend.

    My condolences to the family. And, condolences to Harvey’s many, many friends whose hearts are heavy today.

  • Lynn & Family
    Becky & Patty
    You have my deepest sympathy, Harvey was one who followed in his Grandpa Harvey’s path God will give you the strength, may you all find peace and comfort at this time

  • My sympathy to Lynn, Jeff, Carole, Grandchildren, Becky, Patty and family. We have so many good memories of family get-togethers and reunions. May God wipe away your tears and give you comfort knowing he is with our Lord.

  • Please accept my condolence. I went to school with Harvey and was his neighbor during high school growing up in Galion, Ohio. I have pictures of Harvey and his brother during those years. I have great memories. So very sorry to hear of his passing.

  • My sympathy to Lynn,Becky,Patty and family. I will never forget the visits to Kansas with Bob and Harvey for football games. Such a special person to be around.