Johnny David Wright was born in Brownfield, Texas on August 30, 1939. He visited his heavenly home on December 9, 2021, at the age of 82.
JD will be sadly missed by his beloved wife of 57 years, Sharon, their son Johnny David Wright and his wife, LeiAnn. Daughter, Jelema Sharon Wright-Schoessow and her husband, Brian.
Her grandchildren, Brittany Schoessow-Redmon, and her husband Hayden. Haden Wright and his wife, Hannah. Cassidy Wright-Van Zandt and her husband Ryan, and their bonus grandson, Hailey, as well as her siblings and great grandchildren, Raylei and Hadlei.
He is survived by a sister, Sharion, and a brother, Billy Paul. Five step-siblings, Ron Womack, Wally and Jainy Womack, Linda Womack and Steve and Patricia Duty
He will be sadly missed by his many nieces and nephews, each with fond memories of his uncle JD. He showed love and kindness to each of them.
JD and Sharon moved to Cleburne 35 years ago. JD has been a minister of the Church of Christ for many years, sharing the love of God with people through teaching and through His kindness, meekness, and unconditional love.
He enjoyed his time as the owner of several full service stations, his most recent being Gasoline Alley in Cleburne. He loved to meet, serve and visit his many friends and clients. He then worked for the City of Cleburne, where he retired in 2008.
Her family and friends have left great memories! One, of course, would be his love of Chrysler products, and he loved to tell stories about racing his Plymouth Sport Fury ’64 with a 383 Police Interceptor!
He loved history and loved to talk about his time in the US Navy. He was always telling a daddy joke, or some kind of silly riddle! Just a joke from his father that you have to think about … If a rooster lays an egg on top of a roof, will the egg roll left or right?
JD loved his coffee! Speaking of coffee, JD was a great host, and within minutes of arriving at their place he would treat you to a cup of coffee. He just liked people.
If you’ve ever had the privilege of taking a short drive or a long trip with JD and Sharon, you knew what song he would sing “On the Road Again” and now he has reached his ultimate destination!
JD loved popcorn, and he loved his peanut butter and Karo syrup!
He loved his family deeply.
He loved to preach,
But above all, he loved GOD. He spent many years teaching the Word of God and lived a life that left a great legacy for those he loved.
As he would say so often to the young people of the family, we tell him now… JD, you were truly a gentleman, a scholar and a prince among men.
In Papa John’s words … Bye for now.