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John Paul Wright

June 14, 1933 ~ October 10, 2021 (age 88) 88 Years Old
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John Paul Wright, 88, a resident of Silver City, New Mexico passed away peacefully at home in the early hours of Sunday, October 10, 2021 with loved ones by his side.

John Paul was born in Red Rock, New Mexico to the late Harmon and Alma Wright on June 14, 1933.

John was a loving father, grandfather, and friend to all. He enjoyed ranching, fishing, hunting, and spending time with his family and friends.

He is survived by two sisters, Joyce Biebelle of Mimbres, New Mexico and Fay Rust of Hobbs, New Mexico; two daughters, Debra Culp of the family home and Donna Munoz of Bayard, New Mexico; one son, Johnny Wright (Linda) of Vail, Arizona; his three favorite grandchildren, Jennifer Wright (Alfred Carrasco) and their three children, Chris Culp (Crystal) and their three children, Quintan Culp (Nicole) and their five children; many other grandchildren and great-grandchildren; numerous nephews and nieces; special cousins, Irma Coryell of Bayard, New Mexico, Linda Carr of Mimbres, New Mexico; three special friends, Carmen and Jessica Chacon of Silver City, New Mexico, and David Culp (Sheryl) of Tucson, Arizona.

He is preceded in death by his parents, his grandparents, one sister, Irene Swift, special cousins Bob Carr and Frank Wright.

Full Military Honors will be accorded to John Paul Wright on behalf of the United States Army and the Silver City Marine Corps League Gaffney-Oglesby Detachment #1328 at Fort Bayard National Cemetery on Friday, October 22, 2021 at one o'clock in the afternoon. 

Honorary Pallbearers are his many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

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Military Honors
October 22, 2021

1:00 PM
Fort Bayard National Cemetery
200 Camino de Paz
Fort Bayard, NM 88036


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