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John P. Wright Sr.

John P. Wright Sr. (Jack), 87, of Brandon, FL, passed away surrounded by his loving family on December 29, 2020 after a brief illness.

Jack was born on November 29, 1933 in East Hampton, CT to Ethyl (Nichols) Royce and Everett Wright Sr.

Jack graduated from East Hampton High School in East Hampton, CT class of 1951.

He enlisted in the United States Air Force and proudly served his country from 1951- 1955.

He was a life member of the VFW, Post 5095 and a member of the East Hampton Volunteer Fire Department.

He was preceded in death by his cherished wife Helen, his brothers Everett Wright, Richard Wright, and Alfred Royce Jr.

He is survived by his children Susan Van Vlack (Charles), John Wright Jr. (Heidi), Bruce Wright (Jamie), Michael Wright, his beloved sister-in-law and 2nd daughter Margarite (Stark) Lagendyk, his brother Paul Royce Sr., Grandchildren Joshua and Christopher Holmes, Philip Van Vlack, Jen Hamilton, John P. III, Robert and Timothy Wright, Danielle and Katie Wright; 11 great grandchildren; many special nieces and nephews, and his feline buddy Coco.

Jack was blessed to have crossed the ocean at the age of 17, viewed the White Cliffs of Dover, visited Bern, Switzerland and viewed Jungfrau mountain.  He visited London, Scotland and its famous castles, spent several wonderful days in Dublin Ireland, rode through the canals of Amsterdam, drove a bus in convoy from Frankfurt Germany to Bordeaux France, and was able to spend an evening in “Gay Paree”.

Jack will be greatly missed by his family.  He was a fun, quick witted, caring, kind, brilliant, generous and loving man.  His love for his family was intense, unquestioned, and everlasting.

A private family service with full military honors will be held at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Gary Sinise Foundation at:


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  • Darlene Rice says:

    My deepest sympathy to the entire Wright family and especially to my sweet dear friend Sue VV!

  • Lissa/Bill Newell says:

    Our sincere condolences. We will keep you all in our prayers.

  • Jill and Hollis Eisner says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you John and your family. I know you will miss him deeply. Such a good, honest, outstanding father and grandfather. Hugs my friend.

  • Susan Mulvey says:

    My sincerest condolences on the loss of your father.

  • Mary Beth says:

    My deepest sympathy to the whole Wright family. My thought and my deepest prayers πŸ™ will be with u you jack dad friend . Mary Beth (Thumper)

  • Rosella says:

    Sue and family, my deepest sympathies to you all.

  • Patricia Sulivan says:

    Our condolences to the Wright family with prayers of love & light ..
    Hawg & Cherish

  • Kathy Snead says:

    My deepest condolences to your family. May you forever treasure his memory and find peace in the days to come. Prayers lifted up for his family and friends.

  • Russ Jones says:

    We need more men like Jack Wright. My deepest sympathies to my friend Bruce and his entire family.

  • Mark & Kim Wilderman says:

    So sorry for your loss. We will keep you in our prayers

  • Valerie Buckley says:

    I’m truly blessed to have had your father and mother in my life. Extended family through the openness of them both through my brothers marriage to Margie. Then meeting all of their children. The amount of love and devotion from all of you is a true testament of following in some pretty big footsteps. Your father was loving, quick witted and a true friend. He’ll be missed greatly. I’m sure that your mother, Helen was waiting at heavens door with her big beautiful smile and a hug of all hugs. Just know he is still watching over you all, just as he did while on this earth. Condolences to you all and may prayers and the support of each other and friends make the journey easier for you all. God Bless.
    Rest In Peace JackπŸ’žπŸ™

  • Charlene Barton says:

    Helen and family, We are sorry to hear of the passing of Jack are thoughts and prayers are with you..πŸ™πŸ™

  • Susan Fotos says:

    Jack and Helen have been members of my family as long as I can remeber. My earliest memories include swimming out in the lake behind their house in CT, then visiting their store in Jacksonville, FL. He was always seen smiling his contagious smile. Jack will be sincerely missed, but I know he is dancing with Helen and that makes me happy for them both. I will always love you two. ❀

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