Benny Lee Wright Sr.

August 2, 1936 ~ February 25, 2009 (age 72)


Benny Lee Wright Sr. was born to the late Charles Ector and Daisy Lee Wright on July 2, 1936 in Morrilton, Arkansas.  Benny departed this life on Wednesday, February 25, 2009 in Morrilton, Arkansas.  He was proceded in death by his son Victor, and granddaughter, Meisha, two brothers, Emmett and Charles (Jack) Wright; three sisters, Marie Sango, Mae McKinley and Charlene Stiger.

Benny spent most of his life as a farmer, plowing planting and harvesting crops.  He enjoyed his work until his health began to fail.

He accepted Christ at an early age at Pleasanat Hill Baptist Church, Kenwood, AR  He later united with St. Matthew No. 2 Baptist Church, Morrilton, AR, under the pastorage of Dr. Henry Harris.

He was married to Claudia Alexander, and to this union seven children were born; Benny Jr., Anthony Ray, Richard, Pamela, Mark, Christopher and Victor.

He later married Doris Hayes and to this union one son was born, Deondrey.

He leaves to cherish his memory:  his wife, Doris of Conway, AR; one daughter, Pamela Wright of Plumerville, six sons; Benny Jr. (Sharon), Ray, Richard, Mark and Christopher Wright all of Morrilton and Deondray of Little Rock, nine grandchildren and one great grandson, two sisters; Zella Mae Osler of Kansas City, MO, Margaret Thrower of Conway, AR; four brothers, Leonard (Leslie) of St. Louis, MO, Willie James (Mae Ester) of Cleveland, AR, William and Raymond Wright of Morrilton, a devoted sister-inlaw, Mazie Wright, a host of nieces and nephews and friends.

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