September 02, 2021

Ralph Darrell Wright, 82, of Wise, passed away Monday, August 30, 2021 at his home.

He was of the Baptist faith, a former employee of Paramont Coal Co. for over 30 years and was a shop foreman at Maxxim Rebuild Co. for two years.

Ralph was preceded in death by his parents, Ira Houston and Audrey Belle Evans Wright; three sisters, Ruth Hawkins, Delphia Patrick and Norma Sutherland; two brothers, Toby Wright and Buford Wright; and one step-daughter, Tammy Kennedy.

Surviving are his loving wife of 29 years, Loretta Wright; daughter, Pam Stanley; two sons, Rick Wright and wife Diane and Mike Wright and wife Marina; step-daughter, Janet Beavers and husband Carl; 12 grandkids; nine great-grandkids; three great-great-grandkids; sister, Marlita Elam; brother, Kenny Wright and wife Hazel; several nieces, nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services for Ralph Wright will be conducted at 7 p.m. Thursday, September 2 at the Sturgill Funeral Home chapel in Wise with Harold Shortridge officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:30 p.m.. till time of services. Graveside committal services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, September 3 at Temple Hill Memorial Park in Castlewood. Family and friends will meet at noon Friday at the funeral home to go to the cemetery in procession. Pallbearers will be Chuckie Shortridge, Adam Kimberlin, Adam DeLeon, Hooter Kiser, Ryan Stanley, Skyler Salyers, Cody Wright and Jared Hall.

Please visit www.sturgillfuneral.com to leave online condolences for the family.

Sturgill Funeral Home, Wise, is in charge of arrangements.