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Virgil Francis Wright

Virgil Wright was born to Walter and Nora (Riggs) Wright on May 25, 1944 in Beaver, Oklahoma. He was the third of ten children.

As a child he lived in Beaver, Forgan and Keyes, Oklahoma. As a teenager his family moved to Huntsville, Arkansas.

Virgil followed the wheat harvest for several years with Kyle Coats crew from Plains, Kansas.

While working for Campbell Soup Company in Fayetteville, Arkansas he met and married Mary Leona Burrows. They celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary October 3, 2016.

To this union was born a son, William Tony Wright on July 22, 1967 and a daughter, Lena Marie Wright on May 19, 1972.

Virgil was baptized in the Jordan River June 21, 1983 while on a Holy Land Tour.

Virgil loved trucking and was an over-the-road truck driver for Cawood Produce in Springdale, Arkansas. He then moved to Forgan and worked for Nichols Water Service for several years. Later he was owner operator of Wright Dirt Construction in Forgan, Oklahoma which he operated for seven years. Next he bought a Semi-Truck and Flatbed trailer and leased to Cheetah Transportation as an owner-operator.

His last trucking job was hauling milk from dairies to points all over the United States for Milk Transport Service out of Syracuse, Kansas.

Virgil is survived by his wife, Mary, son, Tony and wife, Cheryl, and daughter, Lena all of Forgan, Oklahoma. His six grandchildren, Kristen Tatum and husband Skyler of Edmond, OK., Samantha Wright of Norman, OK., Cami Stahly Bartels of Beaver, OK., Bryce Stahly, Trey Wright and Conner Stahly all of Forgan, OK. Also four great-grandchildren, Alexandria Bartels, Korbin Tatum, Savannah Bartels, and Oliver Tatum.

Also surviving is five brothers and one sister: Victor Wright, and wife Barbara of Forgan, OK., Jerry Wright of Joplin, MO., Darrel Wright of Forgan, OK., Jack Wright and wife Karen of Sedalia, MO., Mark Wright and wife Lottie of Forgan, OK and Beth Cramer and husband Jerry White of Forgan, OK.

Preceding him in death was his parents, two brothers; Vernon and John Wright and one sister; Velta (Wright) McGaugh.

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So sorry for your loss.  Losing a loved one is so hard.  I don't remember you and Virgil as much as I remember Tony & Lena.  My father Gaylen truly loved spending time with Virgil.  Virgil was a constant topic of conversation.  The stories always amused me & sometimes awed me.  He was a very intelligent man not afraid to go against the norm & try something new.  I often thought my father envied him.  Best of wishes for the future & may family & friends be enough support to get through this very difficult time.

Bryana Gayle Miller-Gahagan Mar 1 2019 12:00 AM