Date of Birth

December 30, 1940
Athens, Alabama

Date of Death

January 24, 2017
Kalamazoo, Michigan

Nathan Franklin Wright, 76, passed away Jan. 24, 2017, at Bronson Methodist Hospital, Kalamazoo. He was born Dec. 30, 1940, in Athens, Ala., to Nathan and Sarah (Adams) Wright.

He leaves a loving family including his wife, Sandra; a daughter, Katie Valtierra of Dowagiac; a son, Johnny Wright of Tucson, Ariz.; three sisters: Ramona (Steven) Payne of Niles, Margaret (Darrell) Slinkard of Burle, Texas, and Norma Wright of North Fort Myers, Fla.; and two brothers, Louie (Gail) Wright of Bay Minette, Ala., and Joe (Linda) Wilson of Decatur.

Passing before him were a daughter, Marsela; his parents; and two sisters, Sarah Wright and Betty Friel.

“Hank” as he was known, drove semi-tractor trailers for Xtreme Trucking LLC for many years.

The family will receive friends from 10-11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 30, 2017, at the First Baptist Church of Decatur, followed by a celebration of life service. The Rev. Carl Wright will officiate. Following the service, cremation will take place. Those wishing to leave condolences for the family may do so at

2 Responses to Obituaries: Nathan Franklin Wright

  • Calvin Funeral Home says:

    Please post any condolences for Nathan Franklin Wright in the “Leave Your Condolences” comment section below. All e-mail contact information will be made private, but will be given to the family during the services. Our thoughts and prayers go to Nathan’s family during their time of grief.

  • Jenetta and Ron Harris - Deer Park Tx says:

    Our hearts are saddened by your loss and our thoughts and prayers are with you and yours.

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