James 'Irby' Wright

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James 'Irby' Wright, 89, of Denton, TX passed away Friday, June 6, 2014 in Denton. Irby was born January 28, 1925 in Spiro, OK to Jim & Betty (Turney) Wright. He operated a fishing tackle retail store. He was a veteran of the US Navy. Irby was a member of the Open Range Cowboy Church in Krum, TX. He was preceded in death by his parents Jim & Betty Wright; and wife, Bobbye Wright on June 17, 2007; 3 brothers & 4 sisters.

Survivors include his daughters & their husbands, Sharon "Sissy" & Melvin McAdams of Huntington, TX, Cresha & Michael Beattie of Denton, TX, Jan & David Pinto of Lake Dallas, TX, Denise & Dan Dalton of Celeste, TX; 13 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren; 3 great great grandchildren; sisters in law, Betty Albritton, Dollie Underwood, Ila Underwood; brother in law, Jimmie Underwood; nieces, nephews, other relatives & loved ones; many beloved friends.

Services will be 2 pm, Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at Evans Memorial Chapel in Pocola, OK with Rev. Jerry Underwood officiating. Interment will follow in New Hope Cemetery, Spiro, OK. Pallbearers will be Alan McAdams, Ted Pinto, Anthony Pinto, James Dalton, John Dalton, Shiney Gene Foyil. Honorary pallbearer will be Dan Bob Dalton.

The family will be at the funeral home in Pocola on Monday evening from 6-8 pm to visit with relatives & friends.

You may leave an online message at evansandmillerfuneralhomes.com

The family has chosen to entrust the care of the services to Evans & Miller Funeral Home,


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