Willard E. Wright Jr. 1964-2017

NEWTON FALLS — Willard E. “Bud” Wright Jr., 53, of Newton Falls, entered into eternal rest on Friday, Dec. 29, 2017.

Bud was born Feb. 8, 1964, in Bedford, the son of Willard Earl and Helen I. Butler Wright Sr.

Bud graduated from Newton Falls High School and lived in Newton Falls his entire life. He was employed as a laborer with Bar Processing for 30 years. Bud married the former Ruth A. Jones on July 25, 1992. Bud and Ruth have been married for 25 years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, watching NASCAR and spending time with his family.

Loving memories of Bud will be carried on by his wife, Ruth Wright of Warren; his parents, Willard and Helen Wright Sr. of Newton Falls; father-in-law, Herbert Jones of Warren; stepchildren, Christopher (Katie) Pattinson of Fort Mill, S.C., Thomas J. Pattinson of Newton Falls and William (Regina) Pattinson of Girard; sisters, Janet (Larry) Baker of Paradise, Texas, Patricia A. Fowler and companion, Robert Kralik, of Warren and Beverly L. Wright and companion, Rick Miller of Warren; brother James E. Wright and companion, Nancy Smith, of Newton Falls; seven grandchildren, Alexis, Marisa, Kenna, William Jr., Samantha, Devon and Abagail; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Calling hours will be 5 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018, at James Funeral Home, where funeral services will follow at 6 p.m. Pastor John Jaros will officiate. Bud will be laid to rest at Pineview Cemetery.

The family has requested that contributions may be made to Seidman Cancer Center, 11100 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH 44106 or Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market St. Youngstown, OH 44512-2198.

Arrangements have been entrusted to James Funeral Home, 8 E. Broad St., Newton Falls, OH 44444, 330-872-5440.

Family and friends may view Bud’s obituary online and to send condolences to his family, please visit www.jamesfuneralhomeinc.com.

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