Elvin Wright Jr.

 

Elvin Wright Jr., 88, of Cuero passed away Monday, February 10, 2014.  He was born October 5, 1925 to Elvin Wright, Sr. and Velma Tease.  
 
Elvin married Lucy Mae Wright on November 25, 1948 in Pleasantville. Elvin joined the United States Marine Corp., where he served his country for three years during WWII. At an early age he united with Mt. Herman Baptist Church, Pastor N.E. Henderson. After his marriage to Lucy Mae Wright he united with Mt. Zion Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. A.S. Green.
 
He is survived by his devoted wife of 65 years; children, Phyllis Annette Wright Thomas (Leslie), Velma Ree Wright, Elvin D. Wright (Yolanda), and Kevin L. Wright (Sherrie).
 
He was preceded in death by his father, Elvin Wright, Sr.; mother, Velma Tease Wright; and sisters, Doris V. Johnston and Verna Mae Johnson.
 
Pallbearers will include Michael Battles, Charles Battles, Ted Battles, Jr., Sidney Battles, and Victor Friar.
 
A visitation will be held on Friday, February 14, 2014 from 5:00-7:00  p.m. at Freund Funeral Home. The funeral service will be on Saturday, February 15, 2014 at 11:00  a.m. at First Baptist Church of Cuero with Rev. George Franklin officiating. Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery.
 
Memorial contributions may be made to donor's choice.
 
The family would like to express sincere gratitude to Dr. Reese, Cuero Home Health, Hospice of South Texas, and the wonderful caregivers, Gloria Villarreal and Stefon Hargrove, for their dedication and compassion shown throughout Elvin's journey. Special thanks to the Rev. Kevin Van Hook for his visits and fervent prayer and Josephine Thompson, adopted as his other daughter, for her dedication and loyalty throughout the years.
 
You may send condolences or sign the guestbook at www.freundfuneralhome.com.
 
Freund Funeral Home, 361.275.2343.
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