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Roy Lee Wright

Obituary for Roy Lee Wright

May 6, 1946 - May 2, 2020
Owensboro, Kentucky | Age 73


Roy Lee Wright, 73, of Owensboro passed away Saturday, May 2, 2020 at his home under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. Born May 6, 1946 in Daviess County to the late Everett Wright and Pearl Young Wright, Roy served his country during the Vietnam conflict in the U.S. Army. He was a "handyman" who worked in maintenance at Owensboro Grain Co. and retired from there after 20 years. Roy's skills in cooking, according to his granddaughter, were best exhibited in his homemade spaghetti sauce. Roy also loved watching the Cooking Network, especially "Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives with Guy Fieri.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Wright also was preceded in death by his wife, Amelia "Millie" Wright in 2016; a brother, Cletus Wright; and a sister, Ovilina Wright.

Survivors include his son, Tony Wright and wife, Jacquie; daughter, Rosalie Wright; grandchildren, Nicholas Wright, Caleb May, and Emma May; brother, James Wright; sister, Maxine Johnson (Wilbur) all of Owensboro.

Friends will have the opportunity to show support at a drive through visitation Tuesday, May 5 from 10:00 AM until 12:00 PM at Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory. (Please remain in your vehicles during this event.) Burial will be in Owensboro Memorial Gardens.

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900 Old Hartford Road
Owensboro, KY 42303
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