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Graveside services for Billy Joe Wright, 72, of Palestine are scheduled for 1 PM on Saturday, November 11, 2017, at Cedar Creek Cemetery with Pastor Jerry Horine officiating. Visitation will be held on Friday, November 10, 2017 at Herrington / Land of Memory Funeral Home from 6-8 PM. Arrangements are under the direction of Herrington / Land of Memory Funeral Home.
Billy Joe passed away on Thursday, November 09, 2017 at Hospice of East Texas in Tyler.
He was born on December 7, 1944 in Palestine, Texas to William and Rosie Maxwell Wright. He had lived in Palestine all his life and had worked many years for Knox Glass Containers. He loved animals and old cars and enjoyed fishing and being outdoors. Billy Joe was a kind gentleman who never met a stranger.
Billy Joe was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include his wife, Nancie Wright; son, Jamey Wright and wife Kristy; daughters, Kelli Joe McNeill and husband Brian and Stephanie Sheridan and husband Bryan; brothers, Jesse Wright and wife Mary, Roger Wright and wife Margaret, and James Wright; sister, Louise Lambright; grandchildren, Baili Gomez, Lesley McNeill, Chase Wright, Tye Sheridan, Kerriann Wright, Madison Sheridan, Audrey McNeill and Isabella McNeill; and 3 great grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Alan Grant, Matt Bridges, Steven Lammert, Robert Lammert, Arthur Glenn and Chad Glenn.
The family wishes to give special thanks to Hospice of East Texas staff and Laura Torrez, RN, for all the wonderful care given to Billy Joe.
View online at www.herringtonfuneral.com.
Published on November 10, 2017
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