George Wright, 92, of Pomeroy

On Sunday March 7,2021 George Wright, loving husband and father passed away at the age of 92.

George Wright

George was born on July 25, 1928 in Pomeroy Ohio to Roy and Iva Wright He graduated from Pomeroy High School in 1946 and worked with his grandfather George Howell as a stone mason before he entered into his longtime career as supervisor with AEP, first at Phillip Sporn and finally retiring from  John Amos.

On June 26 1953, he married the love of his life and his best friend Nelle Rottgen. He joked often that he married Nelle so that her dad would hire him at the power plant! George was a loving father to a son Charles Richard Wright and two daughters Susan Dingess and Sherrie Hicks. He loved the lord and was a lifelong member of The Pomeroy United Methodist Church and for many years led the youth fellowship, taught Sunday School, vacation bible school, and volunteered at the Asbury Methodist Church Camp, which he loved!

George had a servants heart, volunteering as a Webelo Boy Scout Leader for many years and was the recipient of the prestigious Silver Beaver Award.  He honorably served as a Pomeroy Village Councilman for 12 years and in the spirit of volunteerism he, along with his family, decorated Pomeroy at Christmas for many, many years. His passion for our youth led him to be a mentor for the welding program at Meigs High School. George was a great storyteller and spent many hours at the local elementary schools sharing tales of our Native American culture and performing his famous puppet shows. 

George had a passion for experiments, woodworking, gardening and as an early environmentalist, along with his wife Nelle planted thousands of trees and today, where once was a barren hilltop is a beautiful forest.  George Wright was a brilliant man with many interests.

George was proceeded in death by his grandparents George and Florence Howell, his parents Roy and Iva Wright a sister Ivena Ericson and a son Charles Richard Wright.  

Left to honor him, is his wife of 67 years Nelle Wright, his daughters Susan Dingess (Toney), Sherrie Hicks (Michael), Grandchildren Brenda Wright , Amy Wright, Joshua Hicks (Julie) Bethany Wright (David) Emily Brungs (Matt) and 13 Great grandchildren; special neighbors that have always been so devoted, Dale, Nancy, Wesley and Whitney Thoene. George was blessed with a wonderful extended family of nephews, nieces and community friends and neighbors that felt like family.

Our family extends a heartfelt thank you to our beautiful community for their care, and loving support shown to our beloved George, and for years of great medical care by Dr. Gerald Vallee, and most recently the care he received from the medical staff at Holzer 4 East.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, March 12, 2021 at 12 p.m. at the Anderson McDaniel Funeral Home in Pomeroy with Pastors Wes Thoene and Walt Goble officiating.  Burial will follow in the Beech Grove Cemetery.    Visitation will be held on Thursday, March 11, 2021 from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home. 

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to The Meigs Marauder Marching Band at PO Box 140,  Pomeroy, Ohio 45769.