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James Wright

April 27, 1953 — August 22, 2020

James Wright

James Thomas “JT” Wright was born April 22, 1953 to Wesley Wright and Emmer Lee Wright-Whitfield.

He graduated from Levelland High School in 1973.  JT then attended South Plains College, Brownwood College and Lubbock Christian University.  Growing up he excelled in boxing, football and ran track.  JT was a member of Morning Star Baptist Church.

JT was employed by Fort Worth Independent School District as a fire alarm tech III for 31 years.  He coached soccer and was the biggest fan to anyone he knew involved in sports.

On August 22, 2020, our Heavenly Father called JT home.  He was a loving father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend who will truly be missed.

JT was preceded in death by his parents, Wesley Wright and Emmer Lee Wright-Whitfield;  and infant brother, Wayne Wright.

He leaves to cherish his memory his children, Shawn (Kasandra) Franklin, Tanisha Richelle Franklin, Ember Jade Wright, and Julius Toure` Wright; brothers and sisters, Clark (Saong) Wright of Nebraska, Dorthy (Fred) Satchel of Houston, Isabel Whitfield-Nwosu of Houston and Robert (Gail) Whitfield of Levelland; grandsons, Bryson, Tyresse, Jyresse and Chase; granddaughter, Taylor Elizabeth; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation will be held Friday, August 28, 2020, at Krestridge Funeral Home in Levelland from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.  Graveside services will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, August 29, 2020 at the City of Levelland Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be James Jones, Mike Jackson, Shad Whitfield, Shannon Whitfield, David Wright and Tyresse Franklin.

The family would like to say thank you for your thoughts and prayers.

Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of the professionals at Krestridge Funeral Home. (806) 897-1111

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Past Services


Friday, August 28, 2020

6:00 - 8:00 pm

Krestridge Funeral Home Chapel

505 Austin St, Levelland, TX 79336

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Graveside Service

Saturday, August 29, 2020

Starts at 10:00 am

City of Levelland Cemetery

1500 Ave H, Levelland, TX 79336

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