MAY 31, 1920 - APRIL 27, 2005

Paul Lee Wright, 84, of Sedalia, died Wednesday, April 27, 2005, at Bothwell Regional Health Center.

He was born May 31, 1920, in Checotah, Okla., a son of Thomas W. and Ruby Lee Bromley Wright. On Nov. 11, 1945, in Fowler, Kan., he was married to Videtta Ilene Wilson, who died Dec. 19, 1999.

He was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church in Sedalia. He was also a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2591, where he was a charter member and former post commander.

Mr. Wright graduated from Osawatomie High School in 1937, attended Kansas State University and was drafted into the Army Air Corps, while still in school. He served during World War II in England and Europe with the 392nd Bomb Group.

After his honorable discharge, he was married and returned to Kansas State University to become an architect. He worked at Home Building Corp. and moved to Fort Morgan, Colo., with the company. He returned to Sedalia after his retirement in 1990. He also worked for Century homes.

Mr. Wright was a Denver Bronco's fan. He was also an avid "Letter to the Editor" writer, and enjoyed current events, about which he voiced his opinion.

Survivors include a son, James Wright, of Kansas City; a daughter, Janice Wullschleger, of Smyrna, Ga.; two sisters, Wanda Stewart, of Duarte, Calif., and Esther Montague, of Ottawa, Kan.; a grandson, Geoffry Wright; and a great-grandson.

He was predeceased by two brothers, Glen Wright and Ray Wright.

Funeral services were held at Ewing-Schutte-Semier Funeral Home, with the Rev. Frederick Zahn officiating. Burial was in Highland Sacred Gardens.

Pallbearers were members of the VFW Post 2591 Honor Guard.

Memorial contributions were to Wesley United Methodist Church.

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