Byron “Barney” Wright

Byron "Barney" Wright, 82, of Anderson, passed away on July 28th at his residence. He was born on August 6, 1930 in Shirley, Indiana and resided most of his life in Anderson.

He retired as a Quality Controller for General Motors in 1987 after 37 years of service. He also served his country in the Army during the Korean Conflict.

He was a member of the Anderson First Church of the Nazarene for 58 years. He was involved in many different aspects with the church. He was a volunteer at the Harter House, and at Daybreak.. He enjoyed wood carving, crossword puzzles, and especially music.

Byron is survived by his loving spouse whom he married on Dec. 5, 1954, Marilyn Y. (Reeves) Wright of Anderson; son, Bruce K. Wright of Pendleton; son, Brian L. (Robin) Wright of Jackson, Tenn.; daughter, Sharilyn E. (Richard) DeCrastos of Fishers; son, Brad L. (Kathy) Wright of Fresno, Calif., son, Bart M. (Sarah) Wright of Knoxville, Tenn.; grandchildren, Emily, Kiel, Aaron, Allison, Aubrey, Rick, Landon, Jessica, Carly, Madison, Morgan, James; and 13 great-grandchildren; brother, Robert Wright; sisters, Betty Delph, Imogene Collier, Janet Ramsay, and Beverly Messick; also several nieces and nephews survive.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother; and two sisters.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Robert D. Loose Funeral Homes & Crematory, 200 West 53rd St. Anderson, and one hour before the service at the church.

Services will be Thursday, at 1 p.m. at Anderson First Church of the Nazarene with Pastors Gary Cable and Gary Klinger officiating. Burial will take place in McCray Cemetery, Wilkinson.

Memorial contributions may be made to Anderson First Church of the Nazarene, Missionary Fund.