Athens Review, Athens, Texas

March 18, 2013

Freddy Wright

The Athens Review

Athens — Freddy Wright passed away March 16, 2013 after a brief illness.  He was born Aug. 10, 1944 in Wheeler County, Georgia.  He is survived by his beloved wife of 48 years, Diana "Suzi" Wright, son and daughter-in-law Joe and Joni Wright, daughter and son-in-law Diana "Sissy" and Brian Johnson, daughter and son-in-law Tina and Andrew Sikes, daughter and son-in-law Cheryl and Jim Donald.  He is also survived by his sister Nell Crosswhite and brother and sister-in-law Reggie and Sarah Wright. 

He has nine grandchildren, including Megan, Brandon, Matthew, Emma, Jade, Jacky, Jaron, Zade and Tucker, and three great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Freddy was preceded in death by his parents, Wayne and Mildred Wright, as well his sister, Joy and brother Dan.

Freddy loved his family, always teaching them that family is the most important thing we have.  He was a devoted grandfather, always taking the time to make each one feel special.  He taught us all to always be respectful of others. 

He loved the outdoors, horses and travel.  Freddy never met a stranger, and always had a positive attitude.  When asked how are you today, Freddy often replied "Better than anyone else you've seen today!"

Freddy traveled the U.S. throughout his 48-year career as a telephone-cable splicer.  He worked in many places including the U.S., Virgin Islands, Alaska, Virginia, California, Texas and his home state of Georgia. 

A memorial service will be held at Elmont Baptist in Van Alstyne on Wednesday, March 20 at 11:30 a.m.  The family will receive visitors prior to the service at Elmont Baptist from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the American Cancer Society or the Home Hospice of Grayson County. 

Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Scoggins Funeral Home-Van Alstyne. You may sign the online guest book at

We love you Daddy, and “If we don't see ya here, we'll see ya, ya hear?"