Services for Virgie Wright were held Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020, at Hilliard Funeral Home with his grandson, Casey Arnold, officiating. A graveside service followed at Colfax Cemetery. A visitation was held from Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020, at Hilliard Funeral Home.
Virgie McClellen Wright was born Dec. 29, 1936, to Troy and Violet McClellen in Canton. She married Bobby H. Wright on Aug. 20, 1955, in Colfax. She was a hairstylist in Brownfield and worked at the Van ISD cafeterias for about 10 years before retiring.
She served as treasurer for the Colfax Cemetery Association for 29 years. She was an avid bowler for 30 years, competing at the state and national women’s bowling tournaments. She also served as an officer with the women’s bowling associations in Brownfield and Tyler.
Virgie passed away at the age of 83 on Dec. 14, 2020, in Tyler. She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 and a half years; her parents; two brothers; two sons, Keith and Gene; and one great-granddaughter.
She is survived by two daughters and one son-in-law, Diane and Joey Arnold of Snyder and Rhonda Wright of Carthage; and one son and daughter-in-law, Wayne and Belinda Wright of Tulsa, Oklahoma; 10 grandchildren, Jamie and Courtney Arnold of Lubbock, Casey Arnold of Snyder, Riley Arnold of Abilene, T.W. and Amy Wright of Tulsa; Brandy and Ronnie Myers of Inola, Okla., Chassity and Brett Williams of Bixby, Okla., Aaron and Shelby Wright of Houston, Tiatcha and Jacob Williams of Beckville, Tressie and Bobby Nelson of Hallsville, and Bradley and Jennifer Wright of Grand Saline; two step-granddaughters, Stormie Williams and Jacklyn Hunt, both of Henderson; one step-grandson, James Hillin of Beckville; 25 great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Jamie Arnold, Riley Arnold, Aaron Wright, Bradley Wright, Jacob Williams, Brett Williams, Ronnie Myers, and Bobby Nelson. Honorary pallbearers were Ernie Ward, Keith Adams and Shane Starnes.