Joseph F. Wright

March 24, 1942 - December 2, 2023

Joseph F. Wright

Joseph F. Wright, 81, passed away on Saturday, December 2, 2023, at Owensboro Health. Joe was born on March 24, 1942, to the late Phillip E. and Elizabeth Knott Wright. He retired as an engineer with AT&T. Joe was a past president of the Whitesville Lions Club and Trinity High School Board and Booster Club, a member of the Telephone Pioneers and a longtime volunteer for the St. Mary’s Picnic.

In addition to his parents, Joe was preceded in death by 2 grandchildren, Taryn Wright and Olivia Wright and siblings, Betty Wheatley, Phyllis Millay, Helen Aull and Pat Wright.

Joe is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Patty Cecil Wright; their children, Chris (Dr. Patty) Wright, Jim (April) Wright, Jason (Dr. Kathy) Wright, Stacy (Clint) Merritt and Shane (Tisha) Wright; grandchildren, Natalie Wright, Andrew Wright, Samantha (Colby) Westerfield, Victoria Wright, Jarrod Wright, Tyler Wright, Morgan Wright, Avery Wright, Wyatt Wright, Jacob Merritt, Lexie (Hassan) Green, Zack Merritt, Elijah Merritt, Rebekah Merritt, Cody Wright, Brianna Wright and Tayla Wright; siblings, Bill (Dianne) Wright and Patricia (Mark) Kasehagen; a half-sister, Brenda Taubitz and in-laws, Mike Aull and Mary Ann Wright and a small army of nieces, nephews and cousins..

A funeral mass will be said on Tuesday, December 5, 2023 at noon at St. Mary of the Woods Catholic Church in Whitesville, KY, with burial following at St. Mary of the Woods Cemetery. Visitation will be on Tuesday, December 5, 2023 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Cecil Funeral Home in Whitesville.

The family requests expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to St. Jude Children’s hospital, envelopes will be available at the funeral home.