Harry Whitney Wright, Jr., 82

Visitation services for Harry Whitney Wright, Jr., 82, Theodosia, will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, Feb. 3, 2023, in the Rose Chapel at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home in West Plains. Mr. Wright died at 5:14 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 21, at Brooke Haven Healthcare. Burial will be at Halls Cemetery in Halls, Tennessee.   

He was born April 2, 1940, at Halls, Tennessee, to Harry Whitney Wright, Sr. and Martha Higdon Wright.

Harry was known and loved by many for being the man that he was. He graduated from the University of Tennessee with a bachelor’s degree in Agriculture.

Mr. Wright was a member of the First United Methodist Church.

He worked farming for years with his son Whitney and was a successful real estate broker, insurance broker and was a certified real estate appraiser for a number of years.  

Harry loved hunting of all kinds, and he always enjoyed introducing young people to hunting. He enjoyed sharing his stories of the woods and experiences. He also loved hosting dove hunts with friends and family.  

His first love and passion was horses: riding, showing, raising, buying, selling, trading, anything horses.  

His wife said at shows he would always say “more riding, less talking.” She now leaves him with this sentiment, "my groom, my friend, my cowboy, rest well until we ride again. Happy Trails, my love." Harry will be lovingly remembered by his wife and family. 

He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Pascoe Wright; his children: Conley and Dee Wright, Elizabeth and Kyle Mahan, April Wright and Chance and Laura Cates; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and several cousins.  

His parents and one son, Whitney Wright III, preceded him in death.   

Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association or The Missouri Foxtrot Horse Youth Association and may be left at or mailed to Robertson-Drago Funeral Home, 211 West Main, West Plains, MO  65775. Online condolences may be expressed at www.robertsondrago.com.    

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