Betty Wright of Reno and formerly of Detroit died Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Mrs.  Betty Ruth Wright age 80 Reno and formerly of Detroit died Wed Jan 24, 2018 at her residence.

Funeral services will be 2pm Sunday Jan 28 in First Baptist Church of Detroit with Rev Doug Higdon and Rev Karl Bush officiating. Burial will be in Detroit Cemetery under direction of Wood Funeral Home of Deport.  The family will receive friends   one hour prior to services at the church.

Betty was born April 17,1937 in the area that was to become Camp Maxey, north of Paris in Lamar County. She was the youngest child of Willie (Bill) and Cora Spears Posey. The family moved to the Linden community in 1942. She graduated from Blossom High School in 1954. The same year she married James Lewis Smith. He preceded her in death May 7,1973. She married Wesley Myrl Wright in 1976.  He passed away Feb 21,2012 after suffering with Parkinson’s Disease for several years.

Betty worked for Texas Hosiery Co. of Dallas six years and Campbell Soup in Paris for 27 years, retiring in 1992.    After retirement she and Wesley traveled extensively for several years mostly in Rocky Mountain States.  She volunteered at Regency Nursing Home and ETMC Clarksville in the hospital auxiliary where she served as treasurer. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Detroit where she taught the children’s Sunday school and was also the church treasurer.

Preceding Betty in death were her parents, her two husbands, one son Kirk Smith, two granddaughters, Dea Marie Wright in 1978 and Angela Faye Smith in 1991 and two brothers George Posey and Billy Posey and wife La Verne.

Surviving Betty are four stepsons, Donald Wright and wife Judy of Calico Rock Arkansas, Pete Wright and wife Margie of Ore City, Jay Wright and wife Dora of Colorado Springs, Webb Wright of Cooper, an adopted son Jeffery Craighead and one stepdaughter Jan Wright of Plano, ten grandchildren Christy Hostetler and husband Edward, Juliee Strain and husband Jesse, Tom Heuerman and wife Elizabeth. Joshua Wright, Martha Edmonson and husband Will, Hannah Wright, Naomi Shannon and husband Dalton, Jeff Wright and Daniel Wright, 16 great grandchildren 1 great great-granddaughter, and two sisters Maurine Bryant of Reno and Virene Golden of Paris.

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