David H. Wright, 82, of Wilmington, Ohio went home to be with the Lord 9:55 AM, Monday, December 19, 2011 at his home surrounded by his loving family. His wife of 63 years, Barbara McCann Wright, survives. He married the love of his life on June 26, 1948. Mr. Wright was born March 30, 1929, in New Vienna, Ohio, son of the late Homer and Helen Lukens Wright. He was a 1947 graduate of Wilmington High School.
Mr. Wright retired from Cincinnati Milacron in 1987. He then drove a taxi for the city of Wilmington, retiring again in 2005. He was a member of the Wilmington United Methodist Church; most importantly though, he was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather.
In addition to his wife, Mr. Wright is survived by four daughters, Cynthia (Ed) Black of Wilmington, Ohio, Shelley (George) Kratzer of Wilmington, Ohio, Susan (Mark) Kratzer of Wilmington, Ohio, and Lori (Tom) Caplinger of Wilmington, Ohio; a brother, William (Mari-Ann) Wright of Bradenton, Florida; two sisters, Patricia Wolfe of Sabina, Ohio and Carolyn (Vernon) Baker of Springfield, Ohio; six grandchildren, Michael (Tasha) Black of Sabina, Ohio, Rachael (Brian) Brooks of Wilmington, Ohio, Stephanie Kratzer-Therrien of Wilmington, Ohio, Stephen Kratzer of Cincinnati, Ohio, Nicholas (Melissa) Cunningham of Hillsboro, Ohio, and Katie (fiancé, Kenny Wisecup) Cavagnaro of Wilmington, Ohio; and seven great grandchildren, Drew Black, William Brooks, Alex Brooks, Emma Brooks, Margaret “Maggie” Therrien, Sophia Cunningham, and Kassandra “Kassie” Wisecup. In addition to his parents, a brother, Carl Wright, is preceded in death.
Funeral services will be 1:30 PM, Friday, December 23, 2011 at the Reynolds-Smith Funeral Home, 327 N. South Street, Wilmington, Ohio. Burial will be in Sugar Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM, Thursday, December 22, 2011 at the Reynolds-Smith Funeral Home. If desired memorial contributions may be made to Community Care Hospice, P.O. Box 123, Wilmington, Ohio 45177.