Bryan A. Wright, 82, Altoona, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday afternoon at his residence.
He was born in Canton, Mo., son of the late Carroll and Nellie (Emery) Wright. He married Ruth N. Coughenour on Feb. 27, 1960, in Altoona.
Surviving are his wife, Ruth, of 55 years; three daughters: Bryanna Edwards and husband, James, of Terrell, Texas, Britta Wright of Columbia, Mo., and Brenda Robinson and her children, Wyatt, Olivia and Riley of East Petersburg; a sister, Darleta Gay McCoy of Decatur, Ill.; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by two sisters: Carolyn Bartz and Julianna Cooper.
Bryan proudly served in the U.S. Army from 1957 to 1960. He was a machine operator who retired from F.L. Smithe.
Bryan enjoyed hunting, fishing and Bible study. He was a lifetime member of the N.R.A.
At the request of the deceased, there will be no visitation. Instead, a public memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015, at Grace Alive Ministries, Greenwood Plaza, 1540 E. Pleasant Valley Blvd., Altoona. Arrangements are by Stanley J. Krish Funeral Home Inc., 1204 17th St., Altoona.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to Home Nursing Agency or Grace Alive Ministries.
Naught have I gotten but what I received; Grace hath bestowed it since I have believed; Boasting excluded, pride I abase; I'm only a sinner, saved by grace! Only a sinner, saved by grace! Only a sinner, saved by grace! This is my story, to God be the glory-I'm only a sinner, saved by grace! Words by James M. Gray.