Wright, Michael Ian

Monday, May 11, 2020

Lt. Col. Michael Ian Wright (retired) passed away in Hudson, Florida on April 26, 2020. 

Michael was born on Dec. 29, 1958, in Redcar, Yorkshire, England. He moved with his family to Sarnia, Ontario, Canada in 1962. He attended Northern Collegiate Institute. He moved with his family to Signal Mountain in January, 1975, and graduated from Red Bank High School. He majored in Accounting at University of Tennessee Chattanooga and graduated in 1980. 

In 1987, he joined the United States Air Force and served as a pilot based in Grand Forks, ND, Okinawa, Hawaii, and was in Desert Storm, flying refueling tankers. While based at Andrews Air Force in Washington, DC, he flew a DC 9 (Air Force Two) during the Clinton administration.  After his retirement, he returned to the Air Force Active Reserves after the attacks of 9/11, based at Andrews Air Force Base.

Michael had a natural talent for music and was able to play the piano by ear.  He had a keen wit, enjoyed playing and hosting trivia, and fishing.

He was preceded in death by his father, Henry Glyn Wright, and his brother, David Wright. 

He is survived by his children, Danielle Emma Bryant (Jonathan), Dr. Jessica Wright, Kieran Wright, and Valerie Wright; his wife, Holly Wright; his mother, Patricia Wright; his sisters, Dr. Christine Wright Parker (William Shelley) and Susan Wright Martin; his uncle and aunts; and several nieces and nephews. He leaves many good friends, especially Shirley Bates, who was a great help and comfort to him and his family during his illness.

There will be a service at the Chattanooga National Cemetery at a future date.

Hines, Sylvia Denise Dabbs

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