Kenneth Lorenzo Wright

January 06, 1934 - February 03, 2020

Obituary for Kenneth Lorenzo Wright


Saturday, February 8, 2020
Shiloh Baptist Church
2506 Sheppard Access Road
Wichita Falls, TX 76306
Rev. Clarence Hightower, Pastor


Friday, February 7, 2020
Wells Chapel
811 Woods Street
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Kenneth Lorenzo Wright was born in Waycross, Georgia on January 6, 1934 to the late Mattie Louise Wright Shepherd and Kenneth L Wright. Ken departed this life on February 3, 2020.

At an early age Ken and his family moved to Cleveland, Ohio and joined the Methodist Church where he received Christ. He joined the U.S. Air Force August 1954 and served honorably for 20 years. He was a lifetime member of the VFW and DAV.

In addition to serving in the military Ken worked at Cottonwood Manor. After retiring from the military he worked as a machinist at Washex and a bartender at the NCO club. In his free time, he enjoyed gardening and spent many countless hours fishing.

April 23, 1959, Ken married Jacquelyn Yvonne McNeill, who proceeded him in death, October 12, 2007.

Kenneth is survived by three daughters Robin Ann Wright Grimes, Oshkosh, Wisconsin; Karen Yvette Wright Roberts (Jerry) and Sharon Laverne Bedford (Abduhl) of Wichita Falls, Texas; his sister Evelyn Chaney, Cleveland, Ohio; three brothers Robert Shepherd Jr, Cleveland, Ohio; James Shepherd, Charlotte, North Carolina; and John Shepherd, Alpharetta, Georgia; Grandchildren Kenneth Wright Roberts (Princess), Onaje Grimes (Teka), Krystaline Roberts, Michaela Raymond (Eldridge), Inshirah Robinson (Shawn), Katherine Mikle (Markeith), Andrewnette Gunnels, Lauren Roberts, Diakeishaye Murphy, and Shakendria Murphy, Shanquavia Starks, and a host great grandchildren, nephews, nieces and friends; a long family friend, Creola Waters.

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Thank you, God, for giving me my Dad; his love, strength, wisdom, compassion, advice and special Dad smile. Thank you, Dad for being awesome! May you rest in God's everlasting peace. With lots of love, Robin.
- Robin Grimes
Karen words can not express how deeply my heart was saddened with the news of your loss. My thoughts and leaders are with you and your family at this time. Your father would be proud of the fine women he raised who is a mentor to all and a wonderful wife mother and daughter. Again I am sorry for your loss.
- Mona London
My sincere condolences to all he left behind. We were friends for many years having met at the VFW. He was one of a kind and if he was your friend you had a friend for life. He will be missed but we can revile in his memory. Healing hugs being sent your way
- Pat Hanshew

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