Ivan C. Wright

Born on June 9, 1923

PORT LAVACA - Ivan C. Wright, 89, of Port Lavaca passed away May 13, 2013. He was born June 9, 1923 in Liberty, KY to the late Robert R. Wright and Emma Wright. When he was one year old he moved to Indiana and then came to Texas in 1959.
Mr. Wright was the co-owner of Sno-Bright Laundry and Cleaners (1959-1961), owned Gulfway Donut Shop (1961-1962), was a Farm Bureau Agent (1962-1967) and a Truck Driver for Chemical Leman in Freeport, Texas (1967-1983). He was also very active in his community serving as a past member's of the Chamber of Commerce, Port Lavaca Optimist Club, Calhoun County Fair Board, Calhoun County Cattlemen Association, Calhoun County Appraisal District for 4 years and Masonic Lodge 1104 in Austwell. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge 36 in Port Lavaca, Shriners AL-AM in Temple (Corpus Christi Chapter) and the First Baptist Church of Port Lavaca. Mr. Wright was also named Man of the Year of Agriculture of Calhoun County in 1964.
He is survived by his son, Bernie McGrady; daughter-in-law, Ione McGrady and Sharon Wright-Wood; grandchildren, Chad Wright, Rene Adams, Carla Koehl, Kandace McGrew; great-grandchildren, Ashlee, Mason, Amberlee and Carlee Wright, Christopher McGrew and Cameron Koehl; beloved caretaker, Amanda Howlett and dogs, Bandit and Nipper.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Ruth Wright; son, Curtis Wright; parents and 12 siblings.
Visitation will be held Thursday, May 16, 2013 from 6-8 p.m. at Richardson-Colonial Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be Friday, May 17, 2013 at 10 a.m. at Richardson-Colonial Funeral Home with Pastor Mike Gresham officiating. Interment will follow in Greenlawn Gardens with Lavaca Masonic Lodge 36 Agent Free and Accepted Masons.
Pallbearers are Bobby Kyle, Thomas Bull, Mason Wright, James Wood, Joe Morales and Christopher McGrew.
Honorary Pallbearers are Billy Bull, Jack and Jim Beeler and Masonic Lodge #36 and #1104.
Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.richardsoncolonial.com.



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