POPLAR BLUFF - Lawrence M. Wright Sr., 88, died Dec. 15,2004 , at the Cedargate Nursing Home.
Born Jan. 30, 1916, in Middlebrook, Ark., son of the late Claude and Monie Holt Wright, he retired as a diesel mechanic for the Fabick Caterpillar Company in Sikeston.
On May 26, 1937, in Sikeston, he married Hazel Oliver who preceded him in death on July 5, 1974. He and Sara Evelyn Johnson Burns were married in Sikeston and she died May 9, 1993.
Survivors include: one daughter, Glenda Waterman of Poplar Bluff; one son and daughter-in-law, Lawrence M. and Donna Wright Jr. of Raleigh, N.C.; one stepson and stepdaughter-in-law, Ben and Peggy Burns of Jackson, Miss.; two stepdaughters and stepson-in-law, Judy and Gerald McConnell and Charlotte Smith of Sikeston; three grandchildren, five stepgrandchildren, two great-grandsons and six stepgreat-grandchildren
One son, Claude Darrell Wright, preceded him in death.
Visitation begins at 6 p.m. Friday at Cotrell Funeral Chapel in Poplar Bluff.
A private funeral service will be conducted at a later date.