Timothy L. Wright, 63, passed from this life surrounded by loving family on April 25, 2017, at the Valley Baptist Hospital, Harlingen, Texas, due to complications of an extended illness.
Tim was born the son of Lowell E. Wright and Vera Wright Price in Inglewood, California. He served in the U.S. Navy Reserves during the Vietnam conflict and graduated from Barstow Community College and the University of Southern California San Diego with a bachelor's degree in sociology. He was also a graduate of the Army Management Staff College, Fort Belvoir, Virginia.
Tim's federal career was in logistics management for agencies in California, Virginia and Washington, D.C. During the time he lived and worked in the Washington, D.C., area, Tim was also a historic interpreter at George Washington's gardens and estate. Following retirement in 2004, Tim moved with his wife Vicki to Washington, Indiana, where he served as the public health preparedness coordinator for the Daviess County Health Department.
He was a member of New Hope Christian Church in Washington, Indiana, the Daviess County Historical Society, the White River Valley Antique Association and served on the YMCA board of directors. Tim also enjoyed historically portraying his very distant cousin, General George Washington, in full presidential and military costume.
Preceded in death by his parents and an infant brother, Robert Wright, Tim is survived by two sons, Steven A. Wright (Kristina) of Barstow, California, Kurt K. Wright of Arcata, California; daughter Krysta R. Wright of Barstow; grandchildren Elijah, Serenity, Aries, Katrina and Serena, all of California; sister Becky Tickett of Golden Valley, North Dakota; nephew Joe Herczeg of Durante, Oklahoma; niece Jamie Menge (Jack) and great-nephews Luke, Jack Jr. and Sonny Menge, all of Golden Valley; and former wife, Vicki Wright of Washington, Indiana.
A memorial service will be held at the New Hope Christian Church at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 8, 2017.
Published on June 1, 2017