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Obituary for James Carman Wright

James Carman Wright, 74 of Smyrna, GA (and formerly Oakdale, GA) passed away peacefully in the early hours of Saturday, March 4, 2017, with his wife and children by his side. He is preceded in death by his first wife, Alice Jones Wright, parents, Helen Hanson Wright and Robert Carman Wright, paternal grandparents Robert Luther Wright and Ruth Nance Wright, maternal grandparents Brumby Hill Hanson and Curtis Edwards Hanson. Carman is survived by his wife, Judy Wright, children Allison Warren (David), Erika Sams (Jason), Heather Andersen (Andy), Robert Wright, Sara Whaley, eight grandchildren who were dearly loved by Granddaddy, Claire Warren, Katharine Warren, Anna Warren, Gus Warren, Lily Sams, Charlotte, Sams, Finley Sams, Will Andersen, sisters Harriet Atkins (Gene), and Selena Wingard (Jerry), and brother Hanson Wright (Sheryl), aunt Jeanette Taylor (Jerry), and many special cousins, nieces and nephews. Carman attended Fitzhugh Lee School grades one through eight, and graduated from Campbell High School in 1961. He attended South Georgia Junior College and Oglethorpe University. He was an active member of Smyrna First United Methodist Church. He was truly devoted to Smyrna’s schools, especially King Springs Elementary, Griffin Middle School and Campbell High School. He served as an officer in the Campbell Booster Club and was always present at school events. Carman enjoyed traveling to the National Parks, bird watching, and photography. He and his wife, Judy, traveled to many of the parks, the Canadian Rocky Mountains, Germany and Grand Cayman Island. His favorite joy was being with family and friends. For many years, you could always find him at Howard’s Deli around noon. Carman was known to all of us who knew him as kind, caring, generous, loving, patriotic, liberal, and happiest with his grandchildren. Visitation at Carmichael Funeral Home will be on Monday, March 6, 2017 from 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm. The funeral service will be held at 11 am Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at Smyrna First United Methodist Church with Rev. Steve Lyle and Alan Nicely officiating. Interment will be at Georgia Memorial Park Cemetery in Marietta, Georgia. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Leukemia and Lymphoma society at donate.lls.org or Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 3 International Drive Suite 200, Rye Brook, NY 10573; or National Parks Conservation Association at www.npca.org, or 777 Smith Street NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20001-3723


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Visitation

Monday

6

Mar

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Carmichael Funeral Home Smyrna

2950 King Street
Smyrna, GA 30080

Visitation

Monday

6

Mar

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Carmichael Funeral Home Smyrna

2950 King Street
Smyrna, GA 30080

Service

Tuesday

7

Mar

11:00 AM
Smyrna First United Methodist Church

1315 Concord Road
Smyrna, GA 30080

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