Richard Lewis ‘R.L.’ Wright
Richard Lewis “R.L.” Wright passed away November 11, 2016 at Southwind Healthcare and Rehabilitation in Crowley, LA at the age of 87.
He was born in San Antonio, TX. In 1942, at the age of 14, he joined the U.S. Navy where he served until he was honorably discharged in 1946.
R. L. was married to Lodell Boultinghouse on February 23, 1945. Together they had two children. They made their home in Agua Dulce, Texas until 1964 when they moved to Crowley. They were married 55 years when Lodell passed away.
Most of his working life was spent working in the oil and gas industry. He retired from Occidental Petroleum as Division Production Superintendent. When not working, he enjoyed playing golf, fishing, hunting and traveling.
R.L. was a member of the Masonic Lodge. Recently he received the honor of having been a member for 65 years. He was also a proud member of the American Legion for many years.
He is survived by his daughter, Kaye Hall and her husband, Carroll of Crowley, LA; his son, Tim Wright and his wife, Karen of Katy, TX; two grandchildren, Kelly (Chris) Pagonis and Travis Wright; his nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.
He is preceded in death by his wife; parents; five brothers; two sisters; and many other loved ones and friends.
His family wishes to thank the entire staff and the residents of Southwind for caring for and loving him during his stay with them.
Visitation will be at Sawyer-George Funeral Home in Calallen, TX on Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Immediately followed by a Masonic Rites graveside at 1 p.m. at Evergreen Cemetery in Odem, Texas.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Geesey-Ferguson Funeral Home of Crowley, LA and Sawyer-George Funeral Home of Calallen, TX: 12497 Leopard St. Corpus Christi, TX 78410-4103 361-242-3205.