James R. “Jimmy” Wright

February 28, 2013

James R. “Jimmy” Wright, age 72, of Cantonment, passed away on February 25, 2013, at The Villas in Gulf Breeze.

Jimmy was a member of Gonzalez Baptist Church in Gonzalez, FL and retired from Monsanto (Solutia) after 41 years of service. He was a graduate of Tate High School.

Jimmy passed away from complications of Alzheimer’s Disease. He was born in Bonifay, FL and lived in Cantonment all his life. He coached Little League football and baseball in his early years and loved sports and fishing most of all. He also loved woodworking and playing his harmonica.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Claude and Nolda Wright and one son, Scott Allen Wright.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Brenda, and their three daughters, Sherrie Cahoon (Jodie) of Tallahassee, Vickie Wright (Brian Caton), and Deitri Dorion (Mike) of Cantonment & Pensacola; five grandchildren, Desta and Scott Cahoon of Tallahassee, Kayla, Mallory and Lily Dorion of Cantonment; two sisters, Pat Benson (Jim) of Clarksville, GA and Claudette White (Hugh) of Warrenton, MO; two brothers, Ronnie Wright (Gina) of Robertsdale and Mike Wright (Linda) of Alexandria, LA; as well as several nieces and nephews and extended family.

Visitation will be on Thursday, February 28, 2013, from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. at Faith Chapel Funeral Home North with services starting at 2 p.m. with Brother Roy Chewning officiating.

The family wishes to thank the staff and caregivers of The Villas and Covenant Hospice who so lovingly took care of Jimmy during his stay there along with his special caregivers at Creekside Senior Living.

Donations in Jimmy’s honor can be made to Covenant House, Gonzalez Baptist Church, The Alzheimer’s Foundation or a charity of your choice .

Faith Chapel Funeral Home North is in charge of arrangements.

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