Wright, Marty Delano

Thursday, August 8, 2019
Marty Wright
Marty Wright

Marty Delano Wright, 63, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away on Wednesday, July 31, 2019, at his residence in Antioch, Tennessee.  

He was a 1973 graduate of Riverside High School and graduated with a master’s degree from Tennessee State University.  While there, he was a drum major.  Marty had a wonderful singing voice and loved to praise the Lord through song.  Marty was a teacher for the Chattanooga Public School System.  He worked for the past 7 years at CoreCivic in Nashville.  He was a member of Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church and later joined Mt. Canaan Baptist Church, singing in both church choirs.  Marty moved to Nashville and joined Edmondson Chapel Church where he sang in the choir.  

He was preceded in death by his mother, Louise Jackson Williams; father, William Wright, Sr.; brother, William Wright, Jr.; uncle, Usher Jackson; aunt, Beulah Vassar. 

Survivors include four sisters, two of which moved in with him to provide care, Mara Wright of Nashville, Tn., Karen Williams of Chattanooga, Sylvia Wright, and Crystal Wright of Boston, Ma.; uncle, Irvin Jackson; aunt, Mattie King, both of Chattanooga; good friends, Calvin Brown and Evette Snowden; a host of nephews; nieces; cousins; other relatives and friends.  

A special thanks to Aseracare Hospice and coworkers.  

Marty will lie in state on Saturday, Aug. 10, at 9 a.m. at Taylor Funeral Home with the funeral service to follow at 1 p.m. in the chapel with Judge John McClarty as the eulogist.  

Burial will be in Highland Memorial Gardens.


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