The Coshocton County Beacon September 26, 2018 - Page 10

10 THE BEACON SEPTEMBER 26, 2018 |  OBITUARIES COSHOCTON - James R. Wright MSgt. USAF RET, age 76, passed away on Th ursday, September 20, 2018 in his home. He was born on December 31, 1941 in Coshocton County to the late S. Atlee and Mary Jane (Guthrie) Wright. He graduated from Adamsville High School in June 1959. Following high school, Wright he joined the United States Air Force on August 12, 1959, serv- ing until his retirement on September 1, 1979. He married Linda Kay Lapp on September 1, 1963 and she traveled with him assuming the trials and tribulations of a single mother as a career military wife in the Air Force for 16 years. On June 18, 2016 Linda passed. Upon the family returning to Coshocton, he worked at Pretty Products and Kraft Foods until being hired as the Coshocton County Veterans Ser- vice Offi cer in September of 1980. He continued there until becoming disabled in December of 1999. Jim was a member of the Zanesville Seventh Day Adventist Church, lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 74, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1330, AMVETS Post 36, annual member of the American Legion Post 466 and the Military Order of the Cootie (an honorary degree of the VFW). He is survived by his four children, Angela Carol, BSN, RNC, NNP (David, MD, FCAP) Marmaduke of Las Vegas, Nevada, Teresa Maria, MSN, RN (Michael) Darr of Kure Beach, North Carolina, Gloria Jean M. ED (Glenn BS) Cullison of Warsaw, Ohio and Major James Allen, MS, PA-C, ANG (Dana) Wright of Pleas- antville, Ohio. Th ere are seven grandchildren, Tyler Wilson, James and Christine Marmaduke, Grant and Grace Cullison, and Adam and Charlotte Cutright. He is also survived by a sister, Betty Gephart of Co- shocton and a niece and nephew of Coshocto