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February 27, 1945 ~ February 3, 2024 (age 78) 78 Years Old
Mike Wright - age 78 of Lawson, MO passed away Saturday morning, February 3, 2024, at home in Lawson. Mike was born on February 27, 1945, the son of William and Berniece (Tinkess) Wright in Stockton, CA. He grew up in Stockton and was a 1962 graduate of Franklin High School 1962. Mike also obtained an associate degree in agriculture from Delta College in Stockton. He married Mary Ellen Tsoutsouvas on May 16th, 1964, in Ventura, CA. Mike served as a deputy sheriff San Joaquin County California for 20 and Clay County Missouri for 5 years. Following his law enforcement career, he worked security at Honeywell in south Kansas City. Mike and Mary Ellen finished raising their children in Kearney, MO before moving to Valley Springs, CA and eventually settling in Lawson. Mike loved Jesus, and was ordained as an elder before leaving California. He attended the Lawson Assembly of God. Mike was a HAM Radio operator and a member of the Clay-Ray HAM Radio Club. Mike enjoyed Backpacking, trail-riding with his donkeys in the Sierra Mountains, and growing vegetables and fruit trees. Mike loved children and his steadfast prayer was that God would protect children everywhere. Mike loved his family and was full of wisdom. He provided lots of wise counsel to many people. As a teenager, Mike taught himself to play the accordion, without being able to read music. Mike will be dearly missed.
Mike was preceded in death by his parents and son, Shane Wright. He is survived by his wife of over 59 years, Mary Ellen; children, Brett Wright and his wife, Spring of Stewartsville, MO, Sarah Wright of Liberty, MO; daughter-in-law, Becki Wright of Lathrop, MO; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; siblings, Arla Johnson of Stockton, CA, Tim Wright (Michelle) of Lodi, CA, Jeff Wright (Debra) of Clements, CA, and Greg Wright of Lodi, CA; nieces, nephews and other extended family members also survive.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Project Rescue - A ministry to trafficked children and adults. Please send donations to the funeral home (PO Box 13 Lathrop, MO 64465)
Memorial services will be held at the Assembly of God Church in Lawson on Tuesday, February 13 at 7:00PM. Arrangements entrusted to the care and direction of Stith Funeral Home in Lathrop (816) 740-4658. Online guestbook at www.stithfamilyfunerals.com