Obituary for Melvin Wright
M.N. “Bud” Wright, 103, of Waco, passed away Wednesday, August 02, 2017. Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday, August 5, at Pecan Grove Funeral Home, 3124 Robinson Drive, Waco, with Chaplain Danny Tomlinson officiating. Burial will follow at Waco Memorial Park. The family will receive visitors 6 – 8:00 p.m., Friday, August 4, at the funeral home.
Bud was born June 27, 1914, in Fairy, TX, to B.L. and Carrel Phillips Wright. He served in the Army from 1942 – 1946, during WWII. After the Army, Bud worked at Brazos Valley Cotton Seed Oil Mill for 20 years. He eventually retired from Tymco. He was married to Elizabeth “Betsy” Wright until her death in 2004. After retirement, he and Betsy enjoyed going to the deer lease, fishing and camping together.
Bud was preceded in death by his wife Betsy; his parents; son, Jimmie Wright; and 11 siblings.
Bud is survived by his son, Gary Wright and wife Cathy of Marlin, TX; and grandson Brad Wright of Waco, TX.
The family would like to thank the staff at Golden Years Nursing Home in Marlin, TX, for the wonderful care given to Bud.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church of Marlin, 411 Coleman St, Marlin, TX 76661.