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Obituaries > WRIGHT, HAROLD R.

Harold Roy Wright, 90, of Little Rock, died peacefully in his sleep Friday, July 29, 2011. He was born to Raymond and Beulah Wright on January 12, 1921. Harold was retired from the U.S. Postal Service. He was a veteran of World War II where he served in the Pacific as a sergeant in the 2nd Raider Marine Battalion, known as “Carlson’s Raiders.” He was a member of Unity Missionary Baptist Church and an avid hunter and fisherman.

Harold was preceded in death by his parents, step-mother, Trula Wright, brothers, Bill and Raymond Wright and sister, Nell Hall. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Erma Haynes Wright; daughters, Jan Jolly and husband, Jim and Lynette Howard and husband, Gene; grandchildren, Sara Blancett, Walt Howard and Brad Howard, all of Little Rock; Dylan Blancett of Conway, Gina Farmer and husband, David of Memphis, Tennessee and Tracey Truby and husband, Chris of Kansas City, Missouri; seven great-grandsons; brothers, Carl Wright (Audrey) and Jim Wright (Lorene); and sister Louise Heathcock.

Services will be Monday, August 1, at 1:00 p.m. at Unity Missionary Baptist Church, 1223 S. Garfield, Little Rock, officiated by Rev. Mark Harris, followed by interment at Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday, July 31 from 2-4 p.m. at Little Rock Funeral Home, 8801 Knoedl Ct. (NW corner I-630 and Barrow Rd.).

Memorials may be made in Harold’s name to the Salem Cemetery Trust Fund, c/o Richard Wilkerson, 3413 Lorance Dr., Little Rock, AR 72206 or to Arkansas Hospice, 14 Parkstone Circle, No. Little Rock, AR 72116.

Arrangements by Little Rock Funeral Home.