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In Memory of

Paul Albert Wright

July 24, 1941 - March 22, 2015

Obituary


Dr. Paul Albert Wright, age 73, died of metastatic melanoma on, March 22, 2015, in College Station, Texas. His last days were spent in the care and presence of his family and friends.
Paul is survived by his daughter, Kimberly Wright; son, Stephen and his wife, Allyson, and their children, Addie, Zane, and Noah. He is also survived by Carolyn Sue Wright of Bryan; his sister, Karen Silbert, and her husband John, as well as their daughter Joann, all of Virginia. He is preceded in death by his parents, Cecil and Edith Wright.
Paul A....

Dr. Paul Albert Wright, age 73, died of metastatic melanoma on, March 22, 2015, in College Station, Texas. His last days were spent in the care and presence of his family and friends.
Paul is survived by his daughter, Kimberly Wright; son, Stephen and his wife, Allyson, and their children, Addie, Zane, and Noah. He is also survived by Carolyn Sue Wright of Bryan; his sister, Karen Silbert, and her husband John, as well as their daughter Joann, all of Virginia. He is preceded in death by his parents, Cecil and Edith Wright.
Paul A. Wright was born on July 24, 1941 in Lincoln, Nebraska to his parents, Cecil and Edith. He graduated from Kansas State University in 1963 with a BS in Biology and a minor in German. While finishing college, he married Carolyn Sue Wright. Upon completion of college, he entered medical school at the University of Kansas, where he graduated with his MD in 1967. He trained to become an Orthopedic Surgeon by performing his residency through the Army, serving from 1968 to 1976 with time at Brooks Army Medical Center, Tripler Army Medical Center, and Fort Campbell Army Medical Center. Following his time in the Army, the family moved to Harlingen, Texas, where he faithfully served Valley Baptist Medical Center in orthopedics from 1976 to 1990. In 1990, the family moved to College Station, Texas, where he accepted a position as an Orthopedic Surgeon at Scott & White until his retirement in 2005.
Dad was a great family man and a loving, supportive father. Though he worked long hours as a surgeon, he made time to attend Kim and Stephen's activities -- a choir program, a tennis tournament, or having lunch in the middle of the school day. Later, as "Papa", he loved watching his grandchildren at the ball fields and taekwondo studio; most of the time, he arrived before we would! Paul accepted Jesus Christ as his personal savior in adulthood. He read his bible intently - studying it, marking it with notes, and even striving to learn Greek, so that he would better understand God's word. Raising us in the church, he and mom worked with several couples to start a new church in Harlingen, Covenant Presbyterian Church of America (PCA), meeting in the local Tupperware warehouse. He loved to teach bible study and was a long time elder of the church. In College Station, he worshiped at Westminster Presbyterian Church, and then Grace Bible Church, where he attended until his death. He will be remembered for being a kind and gentle man, who served the Lord through his work as a physician and a laborer in God's Kingdom. We praise God that he is healed now, sitting at the feet of his Savior for eternity. We look forward to seeing him again.
We would like to thank Dr. David Hackethorn for his kind and compassionate care of our dad; Scott & White hospital for the excellent care he was given prior to coming home, and Traditions Hospice for making his last days comfortable. They were excellent servants for both him and us. Finally, we would like to especially thank Kim Tyrone, dad's Visiting Angel, for how she loved our dad when we couldn't be there. She cooked for him, took him to the store, and doted on him every day. She is a gracious and sweet lady.
A visitation will be held Wednesday, March 25th, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m., at Memorial Funeral Chapel in College Station. A ceremony to celebrate his life is scheduled for Thursday, March 26th at 11:30 a.m., at Grace Bible Church on Anderson Street in College Station. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that memorials be made to Grace Bible Church of College Station, Texas or the Texas Lions Camp in Kerrville, Texas.