Fred Marcus Wright | Information/Speak 94.9 WSJM


Fred Marcus Wright, age 91 years of Niles, Michigan died unexpectedly at 12:46 a.m. on Friday, August 9, 2019 with household gathered round at Spectrum Well being Lakeland Medical Middle in Saint Joseph, Michigan.  His household has chosen to increase and improve the lives of others by way of the Reward of Life.

He was born on March 1, 1928 in Gleason, Tennessee to Joe E. and Sammie J. (Corridor) Wright.  He attended faculties in Gleason, and got here to Niles in 1952.  He was employed for a few years on the Nationwide-Normal plant in Niles, retiring in 1988.  In retirement, he drove for Dial-A-Journey for a number of years.

Fred was a founding member of the Huntly Memorial Baptist Church in Niles the place he additionally served as a Deacon.  He loved carpentry, had constructed a home on M-51 for his household, and stored busy in his store making helpful furnishings for the home.  He additionally loved touring together with his spouse and household, both tenting or in an RV, and had toured many of the United States together with Alaska, fishing all alongside the best way.

On November 24, 1948 in Gleason he married the previous Barbara Ann Stewart.  Barb owned and operated the “Magnificence by Barbara Ann” salon in Niles for twenty-five years.  She and Marcus celebrated the exceptional sixty-seventh anniversary of their marriage ceremony previous to her demise on November 22, 2017.  They had been sadly preceded in demise by an toddler great-granddaughter, Religion Gibson on April 1, 2015; sons-in-law Jerry Esch on April 22, 2017 and Charles Ruth on August 9, 2018; and by Fred’s siblings, Robert Joe Wright, Egbert Wright, and Wulerdean Verdell.

Surviving household consists of 4 daughters, Beverly (& Timothy) Foor of Bradenton, Florida, Marcia Esch of Gleason, Deborah Ruth of Buchanan, Michigan, and Hope (& Van) Simms of South Bend, Indiana; ten grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild; Barb’s sisters, Sue Fuller and Linda Lenox, and brother, Tom Stewart; and plenty of nieces and nephews.

The funeral service for Fred Marcus Wright shall be at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at Huntly Memorial Baptist Church, 1139 Huntly Highway in Niles with Pastor Dale Welling officiating.  Committal will observe on the graveside at Mission Hills.

The household will obtain kin and pals on Tuesday on the Halbritter-Wickens Funeral Residence, 615 East Fundamental Road in Niles from 6:00 p.m. till eight:00 p.m.  Contributions in reminiscence of Fred could also be made to Huntly Memorial Baptist Church


Donations could also be made to:

Huntly Memorial Baptist Church
1139 Huntly Highway, Niles MI 49120

Posted On: Monday, August 12, 2019 three:04 PM