Obituary

CARL EDWARD RIGHT

Carl Edward Wright, 73, Clinton, passed away at his home Monday, Oct. 5, 2020, after battling cancer. Carl was born Oct. 23, 1946, in Clinton to the late Arthur and Tressie (Stooksbury) Wright. He was an alumnus of Clinton High School and graduated in 1964. Upon graduating, Carl served in the United States Air Force from 1964 to 1968. He held an associate’s degree in business and worked at the family’s sawmill, Wright Lumber Company. He later ran his own delivery service, as well as worked for Burkhart Enterprises and Claiborne Trucking. Carl met his wife, Paula, through a mutual friend and they were married in Rockville, Md., Oct. 28, 1972. Carl was an avid fisherman, and could often be found casting his line into the ponds at the end of the road, in the Clinch River, or on Norris Lake. He loved gospel music and classic country and even spent some time as a Deacon of South Clinton Baptist Church and singing in the church choir. In addition to his parents, Carl was preceded in death by his brother, Fred Wright. Carl is survived by: Loving wife of almost 48 years, Paula Lynn Carscaddon Wright; daughter, Carley Holbrook and husband Jamie; son, Wesley Wright and wife Cynthia; grandchildren, Haleigh, Natalie, Colby, Kelsey, Carson, and Elaina; sister, Wilma Brooks and husband Larry; brother, Willard Wright and wife Pat; sister-in-law, Joyce Hanks; and several nieces and nephews. There was a private graveside service for family and close friends Friday, Oct. 9, 2020. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to the American Cancer Society. Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements. www.holleygamble.com