He was born July 30, 1939, in Lenox, Oklahoma to the late Robert L. Wright and the late Gladys Cress Wright. He was married to Gene Galbreath Wright and was a welding inspector by profession. Dale served his country in the United States Army. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, and a friend to all who knew him and loved him. He will be dearly missed.
He is survived by wife Gene Wright of the home; children Mitchell Sikes and wife Sherri of Mena, Arkansas, Melinda Wiles and husband Clint of Mena, Arkansas, Lance Wright of Mena, Arkansas; six grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; two step great-grandchildren; a step- daughter-in-law; brothers Darrel Wright of Mena, Arkansas, Dewayne Wright and wife Barbara of Weatherford, Oklahoma; many nieces, nephews and friends
He was preceded in death by his parents Robert and Gladys Wright; daughter Melissa Wright; and sister Donna Friend.
Funeral services will be Tuesday, October 29, 2013, 2:00 p.m. at Beasley-Wood Chapel with Brother Carroll Fitzgerald and Brother Jack Schoeppey officiating. Interment will follow in the Muse Cemetery in Muse, Oklahoma under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.
Family and friends visitation will be Monday, October 28, 2013, 6-8:00 p.m. at Beasley Wood .
Pallbearers will be Terry Terrell, Eddie Terrell, Ray Permenter, Bill King, George Humphrey, and Harold Hicks.
Honorary pallbearers are Jim Fitch, Wayne Cobb, Buddy Bean and Orvin Foster.