Nelson James Wright

Born: Fri., Feb. 11, 1944
Died: Wed., Jul. 3, 2019

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Nelson J. Wright, 75, of Punxsutawney died peacefully at home on July 3, 2019.  He was a kind, caring, and loving man.  He died of cancer.

Nelson married Shirley Baker, January 14, 2000 but they had been happy together for more than 30 years.

He lived in the Boston area and did many things in his life.  When he and Shirley moved to Punxy. in 2004, he loved being a school bus driver but he always said, “The best thing I ever did was when I met my Savior and Lord Jesus Christ and became born again.”  Nelson knew when the time came, and he left the earth, his address would change and God would make a resting place in His Heavenly Kingdom.  Nelson’s family and friends now know where Nelson lives!

Nelson is survived by his wife Shirley, his daughter Melanie and her fiancé Devin from Pittsburgh, PA, his son Eric and wife Stacy and their children Rachel, Anthony, & Brandon; his daughter Michelle and husband Dorian, all from Massachusetts; as well as his son Nelson and wife Amy  and their daughters Tristan and Dylan from California.  Nelson is also survived by his father-in-law Herbert Baker of Florida.

He is preceded in death by his parents Nelson Sr. and Dorothea Wright, his three brothers William, Arthur, and Henry, and his mother-in-law Ann Baker.

Nelson’s final arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Richard L. Fait Funeral Home of Punxsutawney..

At Nelson’s request, there will be no visitation nor a funeral but he would like to leave everyone with this scripture verse:

“For my Father’s will is that everyone who looks to the Son ad believes in Him shall have eternal life, and I will raise them up at the last day.”   John 6:40 (NIV)


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