Douglas John WrightMarch 24, 1962 ~ November 29, 2017 (age 55)
Douglas John Wright, age 55, of Unionville, Missouri, formerly of Hudson, Iowa, entered into the presence of his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at his home.
Doug was born on March 24, 1962 in Huntsville, Arkansas, the son of James and Eleanor (Geary) Wright. He graduated from Nebraska Christian High School, then earned his Bachelor's degree in Missionary Aviation at Calvary Bible College in Kansas City, Missouri. On May 31, 1986, he was united in marriage to Vicki Owings in Belton, Missouri. They are blessed to have two children, Clayton and Olivia.
Doug used his God-given talents and his passion for business to manage several manufacturing companies, and most recently he was market president of a local bank branch. His love of aviation led him to obtain his private pilot, sea plane, and commercial licenses.
Doug's faith in Jesus Christ was demonstrated by his love for people and his desire to help others. He was a member of Walnut Ridge Baptist Church in Waterloo, where he faithfully served in many different roles. After relocating to Unionville, Missouri, he attended Broadlawn Baptist Church when his health allowed.
Doug is survived by his wife of 31 years, Vicki Wright; his children, Clayton (Megan) Wright of Waterloo and Olivia (Ronnie) Hemsworth of Oskaloosa; his father, James Wright of Franklin, Tennessee; three siblings, Daniel James Wright of Rockport, Texas, Debora Jean (Robert) Hoehn of Oxford, Alabama, and Diane Joy (Dan) Majors of Franklin, Tennessee.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Eleanor Wright.
Visitation will be held at Walnut Ridge Baptist Church in Waterloo, Iowa, Friday, December 8, 5-7pm, with Celebration of Life at the church on Saturday, December 9, 10am with Pastors Brian Hargrave and Tom Hladofficiating. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established at Lange Funeral Home and Crematory, 1900 South 18th Street, Centerville, Iowa 52544. All donations will benefit Hospice of Northeast Missouri and missionaries Doug loved and supported.