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Dessel Taylor Wright

October 25, 1926 - September 12, 2019
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Mr. Dessel Taylor Wright, age 92, died Thursday, September 12, 2019, at Southern Manor Assisted Living in Fayetteville, Tennessee.

Funeral service will be Sunday, September 15, 2019, 2:00 P.M. at the Martin Church of Christ with Bro. Ricky Phillips officiating.  Burial with Military Honors will follow in Cates Cemetery.  Visitation will be Sunday beginning at 1:00 P.M. until service time.

Mr. Wright was preceded in death by his wife, Relma Jones Wright; his sons, Stephen Taylor Wright and Bradley Jones Wright; parents, Hubert Wright and Cassie Harrison Wright; one sister, Dorothy Shelley; two brothers, Darrel Wright and Dale Wright.

Mr. Wright owned and operated Dessel T. Wright Company (Tom’s Toasted Peanuts) before his retirement.  He was a U.S. Navy veteran and a member of the Martin Church of Christ.

He is survived by his daughter, Pam (Barry) Buckley of Fayetteville, TN; brother, Jimmy (Nellie) Wright of Martin; six grandchildren, Zachary Buckley, Eli (Jessica) Buckley, Luke (Caroline) Buckley, Taylor (Nick) Moore, Brianne (Deaton) Blackwell and Brett Wright; eight great-grandchildren; two daughter-in-laws, Karen Wright of Martin and Lisa Wright of Chattanooga.

Schedule of Services
  • Visitation
  • Date: September 15, 2019
    Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Service
  • Date: September 15, 2019
    Time: 2:00 PM