Gregory Lynn Wright, 61, of Pocatello passed away Saturday, March 12, 2011, at the Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello.
Gregory was born July 29, 1949, in Modesto, Calif., to Owen Winford Wright and Bethine Alice Colthier. He was raised and attended schools in Brea, Calif.
Gregory served his country in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War from Nov. 22, 1967, to Nov. 21, 1973.
He lived the past seven years in Pocatello and before that had lived in numerous places.
Gregory married Brenda Inman; they had three children and were later divorced.
Gregory worked in mining in Nevada and spent many years as a truck driver. In his free time he enjoyed hunting, fishing, rock hunting, traveling and using his metal detector. He also was a member of the American Legion.
Gregory is survived by his children, Kristy Cousens of Dover, Del.; Ashley Wright of Atlanta, Ga.; and Cody James Wright of Dublin, Ga.; brother, Archie Wright of Yorba Linda, Calif.; sisters, Corilee Fairmond of Pennsylvania and Tina (Nick) Degiulio of Pingree; and four grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Todd Owen Wright; and brother Larry Wright.
Graveside military services in the Moreland Cemetery will be announced at a later date.
Family is under the care of Hawker Funeral Home in Blackfoot. Condolences may be sent to the family at firstname.lastname@example.org .
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