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John Jeter Crutchfield Wright

( March 7, 1922 - March 15, 1975 )

Funeral services for John Jeter Crutchfield Wright, 53, of Gardenia St., Lake Charles, La. will be held at 1 p.m. on March 16, 1975 in the Hixson Funeral Home Chapel.

The Reverend Ray Raddin, pastor of the Boulevard Baptist Church will officiate. Burial will be in the Bayou Rouge Cemetery in Evergreen, La.

He died at 1:20 a.m. on Saturday, March 15, 1975 in Lake Charles, La.

He was the son of George and Billy Wright of Evergreen.

He joined the Marine Corps on January 9, 1942 and was discharged on September 21, 1945. He served in Samoa, Guadalcanal, New Zealand, Tarawa, Hawaiian Islands, Siapan and Tinian. He was awarded a Purple Heart Medal on January 21, 1943.

He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and was an active member and servant of the Boulevard Baptist Church in Lake Charles.

He moved to Lake Charles in 1950, employed by Halliburton Oil Co., then later in 1951 was employed by Cities Service Refining Co. until his death on March 15, 1975.

On November 18,1950 he married Jerry Hunt, daughter of Carl and Florence Hunt of Bunkie, La. He is survived by his wife, Jerry Hunt Wright, son, Nathan Kemper Wright, and daughters, Sunne and Jodi Wright, all of Lake Charles, two sisters, Mrs. Alice (I. M. ) Porter, Danville, Va. and Mrs. Sidney ( James E. )  McNamara of  Bunkie and one brother, Porter Wright, Evergreen.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George Burdette Wright and Willie Chapman Crutchfield Wright.


Pelican Footnote: Submitted by Dale Ducote, classmate in the EHS class of 1941.

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