Lebanon Reporter


September 15, 2012

Homer G. Wright

Sheridan — Homer G. Wright, 100, of Sheridan, died Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012, at the Sheridan Healthcare Center.

Mr. Wright was born on Nov. 14, 1911, in Clinton County, to parents Casius Avadore “Cap” and Lilly Ann (Amos) “Annie”  Wright-Harwood. Both parents preceded him in death.

He attended a one-room schoolhouse named Lookout in Clinton County as a child and graduated from Sugar Creek High School in 1931.

He married Eva Elizabeth (Welch) Wright on June 13, 1937. She preceded him in death on March 15, 2007.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

Homer was a lifelong farmer who also worked for Livengood’s Meat Processing Plant and Pinkerton Security of Zionsville. He retired from Biddle Screw Products after working for many years as a machinist.

He loved to garden and kept the community supplied with produce during the season, but his real passion was his flowers. He was recognized throughout the state for his award winning gladiolas.

He was a member of Terhune United Methodist Church, the Pickard Masonic Lodge, the Indiana Gladiola Society and the Gladiola Forum of Pendleton, and the Sugar Creek Alumni Association.

Survivors include two daughters, Marcia (Raymond) Doty of Fortville; and Luanna (Kenneth) Parr of Monroe, Wis.; one nephew, James “George” Kemp; and two great nieces and one great nephew. Also surviving are six grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and 9 great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by sister Carrie Opal Kemp, his parents and his wife.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16, at Kercheval Funeral Home, Sheridan. A Masonic service will follow at 7 p.m.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 17, at the funeral home, with the Rev. Frank Ciampa officiating.

Interment will be at Crown View Cemetery in Sheridan.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Terhune United Methodist Church.

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