Gerald Lee Wright, 76, of Pampa, passed away, on Wednesday, December 23, 2020 in Amarillo.
Services will be 2:00 PM, Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at Carmichael-Whaley Colonial Chapel with John Curry, officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery under the direction of Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors.
Gerald was born on June 15, 1944 in Vernon to Pauline and Lee Wright. As a young boy, his family moved to Pampa where he would attend and finish school. He later met the love of his life, Charlene Reeves, and they married on January 13, 1960 in Pampa. After their marriage, they moved to Amarillo where they would reside until 1975 before moving back to Pampa. Charlene and Gerald shared 54 good years before she preceded him in death on October 31, 2015. Gerald went to work for Cabot and later retired after 35 years of employment. Gerald liked politics and liked to serve his community and in 1984 he ran for Gray County Commissioner where served until 2008. After his retirement from Cabot, he wanted to continue to work so he bought Pak-A-Burger which he owned and operated for over 13 years. Gerald had a love for history and archeology, and he liked to trace his family’s heritage and contribute to the White Deer Land Museum. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife; his parents; by a brother, J.P. Wright; and by two sisters, Laverne Coronis and Lois Wright.
His survivors include his two sons, Wade Wright and wife Cheryl of Ft. Worth and Kerry Wright and wife Julie of Pampa; two granddaughters, Kayla Chambers and husband Dr. Kyle Chambers, and Callie Wright, all of Pampa; five grandsons, Chris Wright and wife Allie of Talladega, AL, Garrett Davis, Landon Wright, Mason Wright, all of Pampa, and Nick Hoover of Ft. Worth; and one great-grandchild; and other extended family.
Memorials can be made to the White Deer Land Museum, P.O. Box 1556, Pampa, Texas 79066-1556.