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Jan Morris Wright, age 75, of Hodgenville, departed this life in victory and went to be with Jesus on Thursday, June 20, 2019, at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown.
In his childhood he was a member of Memorial Methodist Church in Elizabethtown; was a current member of First Baptist Church Hodgenville and a Kentucky Colonel. Jan was a Sergeant in the US Air Force serving during Vietnam from 1964-68 as an Aviation Mechanic for F-100’s, while stationed in Texas he served as the crew chief in charge of plane preparation. He worked for Brewer Chevrolet which became Herb Jones Chevrolet in Elizabethtown until joining Reeves Wright Farm in 1975. His hobbies included raising Black Angus cattle, restoring International Harvester tractors and showing antique Corvettes.
Jan was preceded in death by his parents, William Clay and Manola “Ted” Day Wright and a half-sister, Rita Thurston.
He is survived by his wife Jane Reeves Wright and a daughter, Julianne Wright of Hodgenville.
Funeral services will be held at 2 PM, Sunday, June 23, at Bennett-Bertram Funeral Home in Hodgenville with Dr. Paul Richey and Rev. George Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Red Hill Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 PM, Saturday and after 10 AM, Sunday at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Gideons International, Hodgenville Camp, PO Box 25, Hodgenville, KY 42748; First Baptist Church Hodgenville, 730 Tonieville Road, Hodgenville, KY 42748 or the Bullitt Co. Foundation for Excellence in Public Education (BCFEPE), c/o Yvonne Lehring, 196 Settlers Trace, Shepherdsville, KY 40165.