Lawrence Edward Wright

Lawrence Edward Wright, 78, of Whitesville, died on February 10, 2020 at the farm, surrounded by his family.  Lawrence was born on June 9, 1941 to the late Fred and Bernadine Higdon Wright.  He owned Wright Construction Company and enjoyed hunting and fishing; gardening and spending time with his family, especially his grandkids.
In addition to his parents Lawrence is preceded in death by his sisters Freida Payne and Agnes Wright
Lawrence is survived by his wife of 56 years, Mary Jo Knott Wright and their children, Dale (Rhonda) Wright of Philpot, Kenny (Vicki) Wright of Hawesville, Alicia Wright of Whitesville, Jeff (Davida) Wright of Whitesville, Stephanie Mattingly of Philpot and Nicole (Robbie) Boarman of Philpot.  Also surviving are his grandchildren, Isaac (Lacey)Wright, Austin Wright, Matthew (Ashley) Wright, Brandon Wright, Lindsey Wright, Dylan Wright, Cameron Wright, Bailey Wright, Aaron Wright, Katey Mattingly, Codey Mattingly and Zachary Boarman; great-grandchildren Tucker Wright, Colton Wright and Caleb Wright and his siblings, Sarah (John) Boarman, Francine Wright, Bernard (Kathleen) Wright, Michael (Pat) Wright and Elmo (Lela) Wright.
A Funeral Mass will be said on Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at St Mary of the Woods with burial following at St. Mary of the Woods Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00p.m. with prayers at 6:30 on Wednesday, February 12 and from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. on February 13 at Cecil Funeral Home in Whitesville, Kentucky.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Hospice of Western Kentucky or donations to Trinity High School.  Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Condolences may be left online at

Cecil Funeral Home
P. O. Box 6
Whitesville, KY  42378

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