Jack Wright, 70, of Traskwood died Tuesday March 28, 2006 at his home. He was born September 6, 1935 in Benton to the late Reaves and Sadie Bell Wright. Mr. Wright was a retired carpenter and farmer and a member of Sharon Missionary Baptist Church in Benton. He was a master carpenter and expert gardener specializing in day lilies and hostas. His day lily farm was featured on TV Channel 11 and in the Benton Courier.
Survivors include his wife of 19 years, Gayla Wright of the home; three daughters, Sheila and husband Joe Manifold of Portsmouth, VA, Teresa Wright of Wynne, AR, and Jakki and husband Kelly Adams of Spokane, WA; one son, Dale Wright of Traskwood; one brother, R. B. Wright and wife Barby of Traskwood; 3 grandchildren; 4 step-children, Carol Cremers, Tammy Hicks, Sherry Eliott, and Buster Landreth, and 11 grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, March 31, 2006 at Sharon Missionary Baptist Church with Bros. Richard Hamlin and Muncy Harris officiating. Interment will follow in Traskwood Cemetery. Pallbearers are John Nalley, Leman Nalley, Orville McPherson, Tim Phifer, Dickey Moore, and Jim Ramsey.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday evening March 30th at Roller-Ballard Funeral Home (315-4047).