Stanley G. “Jake” Wright

August 07, 1936 ‒ October 14, 2020

Mount Gilead, Ohio

Stanley G. “Jake” Wright, age 84, of Mount Gilead, passed away peacefully, Wednesday morning, October 14, 2020, at his residence.

He was born on August 7, 1936, in Mount Gilead, to the late Harold B. and B. Marie. (Zeger) Wright. Jake graduated from Johnsville High School with the class of 1954.

On July 4, 1981, Jake married the love of his life, Heide U. Metzger, on the family farm outside Williamsport.

For many years, Jake worked at North Electric and later PPG in Crestline as a glass inspector. During his entire life he also operated a farm. His daily routine often included tending to pigs, the cattle, or the crops.

Jake was a man of faith. He loved to hunt and watch the pig shows at the local Morrow County Fair. Jake also loved his family and often could be found sitting around a bon fire or in line to grab a plate of food with those he loved.

He will be dearly missed by his wife, Heide; children: Ralph (Patty Staup) Weikel of Mount Gilead, Debbie Kappes, and Tammie Oberdier; 3 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; a brother, Junior Wright of Mount Gilead; a sister-in-law, Oreda Wright of Mount Gilead; his extended family from Germany; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins; and canine companion who was his best friend, Izzy.

Jake was preceded in death by his parents: Harold and B. Marie; brothers: William (Barbara), Charles, and Donald Wright; sister-in-law, Loretta; and nephew, Ricky Wright.

His family will greet friends from 11 AM to 1 PM, on Friday, October 16, 2020, at the Snyder Funeral Homes, Craven Chapel. (67 N. Main St., Mount Gilead, OH 43338) A service to celebrate his life will be held there at 1 PM with Pastors Buddy Walters and David Lee officiating. Burial will follow in Shauck Cemetery.

If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Morrow County Fair, Morrow County Dog Shelter, and/or Morrow County EMS.

His family would like to extend a special thank you to Heartland Hospice of Marion and Bennington Glen for the excellent care they provided Jake.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead are honored to have been chosen to serve Jake’s family and your condolences may be expressed to them by visiting

  • Dear family : I am so sorry to hear of Jake’s passing. So sorry that I have not seen my first cousin for such a long time. There are not many of the Wright/Smith 1st cousins still living. As kids we spent a lot of time together & the Wright Boys & the Smith cousins gave me a hard tim,e since I was considered the “city slicker” cousin from the big city of Lexington Ohio. My love is with all of the cousins and Jake’s immediate family. God Bless us everyone. Cousin Carol Wright Hager – Lebanon, OH

  • Heidi and family, Alan and I are so sorry to hear of Jake’s passing. We have many wonderful memories of “Jakey” from the truck stop and we will never forget “the hammer in the fire” at our summer party. Sending our love and lifting you all up in prayers. Alan & Cheryl Condra

  • The video is beautiful … that my friends is an example of a loving family … I’m so sorry for the loss of your loved one, may God wrap His arms around you during this most difficult time and give you the peace only He can give … God bless.

  • Jake must have been a great friend to the family. I didn’t know him but so many of the family members have posted such nice comments about Jake. RIP

  • Heidi and family,
    I am so very sorry to hear about Jake’s passing. You are all in my thoughts and in my heart

  • Sis. Heide & family,
    I’m sorry to hear of Jake’s passing.
    You’re in my thoughts and prayers.
    Love you, Sis Marsha

  • Heidi and family I am very sorry for your loss. He will never be forgotten. I remember selling you his chew for your Jakey Baby and all the good times we all had at The Truck Stop!! R I P Jake!!!

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