(BOWDON, Ga.) Gary Lee Wright Sr., 83, of Bowdon, Ga., passed away Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2021, at his residence with his family by his side.

The funeral was Sunday, Dec. 26, at 3 p.m. in the chapel of Rainwater Funeral Home. The Rev. Scott Hannah officiated. Interment was in Centralhatchee Baptist Church Cemetery in Franklin, Ga.

Mr. Wright was the son of the late Marion Wright of Carrollton, Ga., and Mary Lee Wright of Bowdon. He was retired from Carroll EMC in Carrollton and loved tending to his farm. He was a friend to many and loved by all who knew him.

He is survived by his children and their spouses, Dolores and Tim Allen of Heflin, Debbie and Mac Braswell of Woodland, Ala., Gary Lee Jr. and Sonya Wright of Bowdon, and Denise Wright of Jacksonville, Ala.; siblings, Cecil Wright and Helen Sims, both of Bowdon, Bill Wright of Ranburne and Fay Gunnells of Carrollton; nine grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Betty Jo Teal Wright; and siblings, Carlos "Junior" Wright, Roy Wright and Christine Adair.

Pallbearers were Lee Wright, Jerid Robinson, Adam Wright, Jerome Robinson, Matthew Allen, Jonathon Allen, Brandon Wright and Levi Wright. Andrew Dulin, Wesley Robinson and Eli Ford served as honorary pallbearers.

Rainwater Funeral Home, Bowdon.

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