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Homer Corneliuis Wright

Funeral services for Homer Cornelius Wright, 97, of Centerville, were Monday, June 19, 2017 at the Walters Funeral Home in Centerville, Texas.  Bro. Ed Houk officiated the service.  Graveside services were held at 12 Noon, Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery in Houston, Texas.
Serving as pallbearers were Lowell Wall, Kevin Spurling, Jerry Simpson, Shawn Buck, David Wedgeworth and Jerry Martin Haynes.
Homer Cornelius Wright was born on September 12, 1919, in Greenville, Texas.  His parents were Homer Gray and Edith (Little) Wright. Homer was a First Lieutenant in the Marine Corps during WWII and the Korean War; one of very few officers commissioned during battle. He worked as a Foreman for Ethyl Corporation in Pasadena, Texas; from which he also retired. Homer had been raised in a Methodist Home and attended the First Baptist Church in Centerville. He was married to his wife, Geralene “Gerry” (Nail) Wright for sixty-eight years and had lived in Centerville since November of 1983.
Homer enjoyed being outdoors.  Whether it was working the cattle on his ranch, tending to the yardwork or going on his annual hunting trip to Colorado, Homer loved nature and everything it had to offer. He also spent time painting beautiful pictures and was a wonderful photographer.
Homer passed away on June 15, 2017, at his home.
He was preceded in death by both of his parents; brothers, Sam and B.T. Wright and sister, Sue Salling.
Surviving family members include wife, Gerry Wright of Centerville; son, Homer Wright, Jr. of Big Spring and host of nieces and nephews.
Walters Funeral Home in Centerville was in charge of all arrangements. To leave condolences for the family, please log onto and visit Mr. Wright’s online obituary.

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