Charles Vernon Wright

Friday, March 12, 2021

Charles Vernon Wright, 94, Sheldon, Mo., passed away on Thursday, March 11, 2021, at his home in Sheldon. Charles was born Dec. 3, 1926, in Fort Scott, Kan., to Arastus V. and Mary L. (Weston) Wright. He married Ruby Castlebury on March 28, 2009, and she survives of the home.

Charles was raised in the Milo area and graduated from El Dorado Springs High School. He served in the United States Army during World War II. Charles worked in construction most of his life in California. He also lived and worked in Illinois for a time. Charles came back to Vernon County in 1991 and has continued to reside here since that time.

In addition to his wife Ruby, he is survived by his daughter, Barbara Schwinn (Jeffrey), Sheldon, Mo., and his son, Paul Wright, Kilroy, Calif.; five grandchildren and several great-grandchildren; one brother, Chester Wright, Milo, Mo.; one sister, Ruby Kraft, Nevada, Mo.; numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Peggy Wright; one stepson, Sam Castlebury; one sister-in-law, Bertha Wright; and three nieces.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, March 16, at Olive Branch Cemetery in Milo, Mo., with the Rev. Jim Wilson officiating. Friends may call now and until the hour of service at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada.

Memorials are suggested in his memory to Avalon Hospice in care of Ferry Funeral Home.

Those in attendance will be asked to maintain social distancing and are asked to wear face masks to protect themselves and others.

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