Donald L. Wright, 84, of London, peacefully passed away after a brief illness, surrounded by family on Sunday, June 21, 2020, in The Ohio State University Hospital.
Born February 2, 1936 in Boise, Idaho; he was a son of Joseph and Rebecca (Lewis) Wright.
Don received a Bachelor’s degree from the College of Idaho and a Master’s degree from Ohio University where he went on to teach psychology and coached football at Findlay University. Don worked as a physiologist for London Correctional Institution and enjoyed playing banjo with the inmates. Don retired in 1997.
Don was a loving and devoted husband and left behind his beloved wife of 63 years Betty Jo (Ireton) Wright; daughter Rebecca Nix; grandchildren Bailey Nix, Nikki Wright, Brandy Rayborn, Chris Dunn and Donald Wright, Jr.; several great-grandchildren; brother in law Roger Pollock, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, son Theodore “Ted” Wright and sister Dolores Pollock.
Don was a member of the Lafayette United Methodist Church in London, Ohio, the London Lions Club and Aerie #950, Fraternal Order of Eagles.
Friends may call at the EBERLE-FISHER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 103 N. Main Street, London from 5-7 PM Friday. Viewing service will be held at 1 PM and funeral services will be held at 2 PM Saturday, June 28, 2020, in the Lafayette United Methodist Church in London with Pastor Wayne Stuntz officiating.
If they wish, friends may make memorials in Don’s name to either the Lafayette United Methodist Church or the Colorectal Cancer Alliance at www.ccalliance.org.
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