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Everette Wilford Wright

December 15, 2017

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Everette Wilford Wright, known to most as E. W., a long- time resident of rural Marland and Ponca City, entered Heaven on Friday, December 15, 2017 at his home in Ponca City. 

E.W. was born July 25, 1950 in Ponca City Hospital to Irvin Wilford Wright and Mary Lee Failing Wright.  He graduated high school from Marland High School in 1968. He attended College at NOC in Tonkawa for 1 ½ years, before enlisting in the United States Army.  He recalled that joining the army was quite an adventure, as he had been raised on a farm and dairy, which was a very isolated way of life.   The army took him half way around the world to Vietnam, Australia, Okinawa and San Francisco.

 E.W. served two years in the infantry, obtaining the rank of sergeant, and serving a tour in Vietnam. 

He and Paula were married on January 7, 1977 at Ranch Drive Baptist Church. 

E.W. worked in construction, then in metal working at Conoco.  He learned the machinist trade and later welding, becoming a State Certified Welder while on the job. He was very proficient at his work, and could fabricate just about anything one could imagine.  He loved a challenge.  He enjoyed making things that one could not find on the shelf.

E.W. worked at Conoco for 15 years and at Ditch Witch for 10 years. 

He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion, and the Sportsman’s Club.  He was a member of Woodlands Christian Church.

E.W.  loved his country. He was a very patriotic man. He also loved  the outdoors, fishing, hunting and motorcycles.  He would often “go to the country” with a rifle, and other times with a camera. He tried to instill his love for the outdoors in his kids and grandkids. He and his daughter Brooke would sit and watch the deer, and had names for most of them. Sometimes, he just loved to sit and watch the grass grow. 

E.W.  always strived to be a good father.   He was, by nature, a very private person.  He was known for being straight forward.  He sought to be honest and expected others to be as well. He enjoyed life, and accomplished everything he wanted to do.  He always sought to live life, so he would not have regrets later. 

E.W. is survived by his wife, Paula, of the home.  Daughters Jessica Root, Brooke Dyer and her husband Darren of Ponca City. Four grandchildren: Breanne Dyer, Victoria Root, Landen Dyer, and Hannah Dyer also by sister Sharon Wright Luis, and her husband Robert, of Ponca City; Brother Irvin Lee Wright and wife Nancy of Marland and by brother Charles Glover and wife Cheryl of Ponca City, Sister in law Virginia Wells and husband Deuane of Arkansas City, Kansas.  Several beloved aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

He was proceeded in death by his Parents, his mother and father in-law, Jack and Grace Dye, one brother Lonnie Glover and one unborn child.

The above obituary was dictated by E.W. before his passing.

His wife, daughters, son in law and grandchildren want to add that he was the most amazing Husband, Dad and Papa that we could have ever been blessed with.

Services will be held Thursday December 21st at 1:00 p.m. in the Carolyn Renfro Center 445 Fairview Ponca City, Oklahoma.  Military rites will be conducted by the United States Army.  E.W. requested that everyone wear casual dress. The family has selected, instead of flowers, memorial contributions can be made payable to Hospice of North Central Oklahoma, 445 Fairview Ponca City, Oklahoma 74601. Remembrances may be shared online at


 Service Information

Celebration of Life
December 21, 2017

1:00 PM
Carolyn Renfro Event Center
445 Fairview
Ponca City, Oklahoma 74601

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