Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana

Obituaries

May 23, 2013

Ervin F. ‘Bud’ Wright Jr.

Nov. 5, 1932 - May 21, 2013

— Ervin F. “Bud” Wright Jr., 80, Ft. Wayne, passed away at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, 2013, in White County Memorial Hospital, Monticello. Born Nov. 5, 1932, in Kokomo, he is the son of the late Ervin F. Wright, Sr. and Mary Margaret (Knipfer) Wright. He was a 1950 graduate of Northwestern High School. On Feb. 16, 1951 in Kokomo, he married Beverly Sue (Grist). On July 28, 1982 he married Georgia E. (Griswold). She preceded him in death Sept. 22, 2011.

He was a veteran of the United States Air Force serving in Korea and Japan during the Korean War. He was a pharmaceutical sales representative for Merieux Institute for over 20 years. He most recently was employed with Sinclair International in Fort Wayne. He enjoyed hunting, especially antelope. He was a shooter, reloader, a lifetime member of the NRA and a strong supporter of the Second Amendment. He was a well-known World War II historian and a member of the American Legion in Fort Wayne.

Survivors include two sons, Mark (Susan) Wright, Ann Arbor, Mich. and Gregory Wright, Monticello; one brother, Mike (Suzie) Wright, Kokomo; one sister, Carol Ann Whitehead, Kokomo; two grandchildren, Brooke (Marcus) Wright and Katie Marie Miller; one great-grandchild Mavryk Lee Ivey.

He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant daughter, Vickie Wright; his second wife, Georgia E. Wright; and one brother, Joseph Wright.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Ellers Mortuary Main Street Chapel, 725 S. Main St., Kokomo. Pastor Ken Spangler will officiate. Burial with military rites by the U.S. Air Force and the Kokomo Military Rites Team will follow in Crown Point Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at the mortuary. You are invited to read “Bud’s” obituary at www.ellersmortuary.com, where you may sign the guest book, order flowers, or share a personal message to the family.

For more on this story and other local news, subscribe to The Kokomo Tribune eEdition, or our print edition

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Obituaries
  • OBT - KT072414 - Helen Guynn obit - PIC Helen Elnora Long Guynn Helen Elnora Long Guynn, 86, passed away Saturday, July 19, 2014, at her residence. Helen Elnora (Long) Guynn went home to be with the Lord on July 19, 2014. She was born April 1, 1928, in Owensboro, Kentucky, to the late Albert Long and Alice (Clark

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • OBT - KT072414 - Larry Bradley Jr. obit - PIC Larry E. Bradley Jr. Larry E. Bradley Jr., 41, Kokomo, died Friday, July 18, 2014, at St. Vincent Heart Center in Indianapolis. He was born the son of Larry E. and Anna L. (Rawls) Bradley in Tipton on April 4, 1973.Larry was the manager of Rackem Billiards. He previously

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Funeral listings, July 24, 2014 Stover, Crystal M., services are 11 a.m. today at Ellers Mortuary Main Street Chapel, 725 S. Main St.Wright, Tyler, services are 11 a.m. today at Stout & Son Funeral Home, 200 E. Main St., Russiaville.Taylor, Carroll Ray “C.R.” Bill, services are 11

    July 24, 2014

  • Mary Jackson Mary Jackson, 79, Russiaville, passed away at 2:05 a.m. Wednesday, July 23, 2014, in her home.Arrangements are pending with Stout & Son Funeral Home, Russiaville.

    July 24, 2014

  • Owen Davis Owen Davis was stillborn at 2:15 p.m. Monday, July 21, 2014, at St. Joseph Hospital.A private family gathering was held Wednesday. Shirley & Stout Funeral Home & Crematory Lincoln Road Chapel assisted the family with arrangements. Messages of condole

    July 24, 2014

  • Mary Rosalene McElfresh Mary Rosalene McElfresh, 81, Kokomo, passed away at 1:20 p.m. Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at Reflections at Wellington.Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, with Pastor Mitch Norwood officiating. Burial will fol

    July 24, 2014

  • Paula M. Brittain Paula M. Brittain, 83, Peru, died at 10:18 p.m. Tuesday, July 22, 2014.Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Eikenberry-Eddy Funeral Home, 84 W. Main St., Peru, with John Clark officiating. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery. Friends may call fr

    July 24, 2014

  • OBT - KT072414 - Donnie Gibson obit - PIC Donnie Robert Gibson Donnie Robert Gibson, 67, of Greeley, Colorado, passed away Friday, July 18, 2014, at Hospice of Northern Colorado in Greeley. Donnie was born on Aug. 18, 1946, in Kokomo, Indiana, to the Rev. Hascue William and Betty Palmer (Short) Gibson.Donnie was

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • OBT - KT072414 - new Reba Stout obit - PIC Reba A. Stout Reba A. Stout, 99, Russiaville, died peacefully at 5:05 p.m. Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at St. Joseph Hospital with her family at her side. She was born July 1, 1915, in Howard County, the daughter of Benjamin and Wilma (Rich) Tucker. On June 19, 1935,

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • OBT - KT072414 - Margaret Stroup obit - PIC Margaret Jane Stroup Margaret Jane Stroup, Eaton Rapids, Michigan, formerly of Indianapolis and Fort Wayne, passed away Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at age 97. She was born in Howard County, Indiana, June 1, 1917, the daughter of Ora and Golda (Caldwell) Nixon. Margaret marri

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

Latest news
Featured Ads
Only on our website
AP Video
Arizona Prison Chief: Execution Wasn't Botched Calif. Police Investigate Peacock Shooting Death Raw: Protesters, Soldiers Clash in West Bank Police: Doctor Who Shot Gunman 'Saved Lives' 'Modern Family' Star on Gay Athletes Coming Out MN Twins Debut Beer Vending Machine DA: Pa. Doctor Fired Back at Hospital Gunman Raw: Iowa Police Dash Cam Shows Wild Chase Obama Seeks Limits on US Company Mergers Abroad Large Family to Share NJ Lottery Winnings U.S. Flights to Israel Resume After Ban Lifted Official: Air Algerie Flight 'probably Crashed' TSA Administrator on Politics and Flight Bans Raw: National Guard Helps Battle WA Wildfires Raw: Ukraine's Donetsk Residents Flee Senators Push to End Hamas Threat in Cease-Fire A Young Victim's Premonition, Hug Before MH17 Raw: Deadly Storm Hits Virginia Campground Death Penalty Expert: 'This is a Turning Point' Raw: MH17 Victim's Bodies Arrive in Netherlands
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
Obituaries
Poll
Kelly Lafferty's video on Tom Miller