TOMPKINSVILLE — Averil Robert "Bob" Wright Jr., 87, of Tompkinsville, passed away Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, at TJ Samson Community Hospital in Glasgow.
Bob was born in Pleasant Ridge, Mich. on March 22, 1926, a son of the late Christine Anna (Reisert) and Averil Robert Wright Sr. On July 31, 1964, he married Edna M. (Starcher) Wright, who survives him.
He served in the U.S. Navy in WW II. He was discharged in 1946. He was a retired truck driver.
Bob is survived by eight daughters, Sarah (Jimmy) Wilborn, of Tompkinsville; Sally (Barry) Ethridge, of Tompkinsville; Tammy (James) Poore, of Tompkinsville; Donna Sue (Bobby) Turner, of Tompkinsville; Vicki Davis, of Louisville; Jill (Stanley) Wilborn, of Mount Hermon; Lisa (Bob) Birdsell, of Glasgow; Claire (Jim) Volpert Williams, of New Albany, Ind.; seven sons, Odell (Connie) Hart, of Temple Hill; Michael (Cindy) Hart, of Mount Hermon; Mike Wright, of Jeffersonville, Ind.; Mark (Stella) Wright, of Buckhannon, W.Va.; Ralph Wright, of Louisville; Robert Wright III, of Arlington, Va.; Larry Wright, of Louisville. Bob is also survived by 32 grandchildren, 62 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
He is preceded in death by four sons; Ray Wright, Lee Hart, James Hart and Billy Wright; one brother, Charles Wright, one grandchild, three great-grandchildren and two nephews.
Funeral services will be at Yokley Trible Funeral Home at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 2, with Paul Mills and Mark Kendall officiating.
Visitation is Wednesday, Jan. 1, from 3 to 9 p.m. and Thursday 6 to 11 a.m. at Yokley Trible Funeral Home. Burial is in Bethlehem Cemetery..