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James Dale Wright

September 11, 1953 — June 29, 2018

James Dale Wright, 64, a lifelong resident of Cleveland passed away suddenly Friday morning, June 29, 2018 at a family residence.  He had worked for Cleveland Utilities for 37 years as a water treatment manager.  He had attended the Church of God of Prophecy.  He was a gun and history enthusiast.  In the early 1980’s, he was a part of a cover band called The Untouchables Band.  He was a loving husband and father who adored his grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James Ballard Wright and Emma Wright; sister, Violet  Sullivan; two infant sisters, Lucille Wright and Joyce Wright; and two brothers, Glen Wright and wife Doris and  Robert Wright and wife Lunata.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his wife, Shirley Wright of Cleveland; two children, Jessica Jenkins and husband Colby of Cleveland, and Kendall Wright of Cleveland; five grandchildren, Corbin Jenkins, Isaac Jenkins, Essley Watson, Sawyer Watson, and Hadleigh Watson; four sisters, Lorena Dora Huff and husband Harold of Cambridge, OH, Thelma Pruitt and husband Jack of Olive Branch, MS; Aleta Kuckkahn and husband David of Springfield, TN, June Mooneyham and husband Harold of Cleveland, TN ; brother, Stanley Wright and wife Phyllis of Highland, CA; brother-in-law, Russell Sullivan; and several nieces and nephews also survive.

A private service will be held at a later date.

We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Wright family guestbook at

Ralph Buckner Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of the arrangements.

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