Lifelong Aberdeen Elks member, William Edward Wright passed away Wednesday, April 17, 2019, at his Hoquiam home. He was 80. William was born on Oct. 22, 1938, to William and Florence Wright in Ainsworth, Nebraska. The family later relocated to Brady, Washington and Eddie went on to graduate with the Montesano High School Class of 1957. On Aug. 28, 1959, William married Betty Jean (Vincamp) Wright.

Ed (J.R.) worked as an electrical salesman for many Grays Harbor companies including Aberdeen Electric, Industrial Electric, CED and Star Electric. He retired on Dec. 28, 2005. With his retirement, he was able to spend more time doing the things he loved; camping, shooting, hunting and fishing. He loved giving mints to everyone.

William is survived by his daughters Teri Wright of Raytown Missouri, Tina (Perry) Andrews of Aberdeen, Washington and Tami Wright of Pacific, Washington; siblings Jimmie (Fuzzy) Wright of Hoquiam, Washington and Sharon (George) Stone of Montesano, Washington; 5 grandchildren; Hunter Smith, Shanda (Joel) Fenton, Sierra (Kellen) Church, Tia Gordon and Zoe Gordon; and 3 great-grandchildren Koltin Smith, Riot Smith and Stevie Smith. He was preceded in death by his wife, who died in July 2016, his parents William and Florence Wright and a sister, Shirley Ann.

A celebration of William’s life will be held on Saturday, May 11, 2019, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Aberdeen Veterans of Foreign Wars, 105 E Heron St., Aberdeen.

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