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James Troy Wright

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Aug. 20, 1940 - Jan. 14, 2020

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James Troy Wright, age 79, of San Angelo, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020. He was born in Texas City to Troy Hayden Wright and Lillie Belle (Parrish) Wright on Aug. 20, 1940.

James graduated from Texas City High School, then he went to Lamar University on a golf scholarship where he received his bachelor’s degree. Lamar won the National Athletic Intercollegiate Association golf championship twice while James was on the team and won the Texas conference title three out of his four years.

James had a successful career in the golfing industry as a PGA Golfing Professional for River Oaks and Kingwood country clubs and the Pirates Golf Club in Galveston. He was a lifelong member of the Professional Golf Association and coached golf to high schoolers in Boerne and Huntsville.

He married his wife Martha Catherine Hedman-Wright on Jan. 7, 1987. Along with his love of golf, James was also passionate about square dancing, which is how he met his wife Martha.

He was preceded in death by his parents, as well as his only brother Harold Wright. He is survived by his beloved wife Martha; his daughter Jamie Wright Wilder and husband Randy; stepson Martin A. and wife Ana Hedman; and his grandchildren Sheridan Prause Slater, Macy Wilder Baker, Brittany Parks Foreman, Robert Edward Parks III, Bethany J. Wilde, and Justin A. Hedman. James was dearly loved and will truly be missed.

A graveside service will take place on Friday, Jan. 17, at 2 p.m. at Fairmount Cemetery.

Funeral arrangements are under the care of Johnson’s Funeral Home.