CORDELE — Sheppard “Shep” Sanders Wright, 85, died Thursday morning, Sept. 24, 2020, at Crisp Regional Hospital. In honoring Mr. Wright’s request, there will be no services.
Mr. Wright was born in Cordele, Ga. to Thomas Vivian Wright and Mamie Mae Sanders Wright. He is preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Elizabeth Durham Wright. He was a retired welder for EBBA Iron. He was a member of Third Street Baptist Church. He served his county during the Vietnam War in both the United States Navy and the United States Army.
He is survived by his children: Shawn Wright and Sandra Smith and her husband Bryan all of Cordele; his grandchildren: David Smith, Crystal Smith, Joseph Smith and Levi Wright; and his great-grandchildren: Shelby Wilson and Noah Wilson.
Online condolences may be left at www.hughesandwright.com. Hughes & Wright Funeral Home, Inc. is entrusted with these arrangements.