The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

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January 22, 2014

Paul Wright

JOPLIN, Mo. — Paul Wright died at the age of 64, on Jan. 16, 2014.

He graduated from McAuley High School and Missouri Southern College. Paul worked as a buyer for several companies and as an aide at the Hawthorn Center before retiring because of illness in 2004.

Paul was an avid reader and student of nature. His favorite pastime as a kid was exploring the woods and wetlands of his yard. It gave him much pleasure throughout life, including raising orphaned skunks by feeding them butter until they could care for themselves.

Paul is survived by his sister, Randy Wright; brother David Wright; favorite aunt, Mary Johnson; his best friend, Rod St. Clair; and aunt, Virginia Garlich. Paul was preceded in death by his parents, James and Catherine Wright; and sister, Celia.

He will be missed.

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