Lester “Buddy” Gene Wright, 80, of Jackson passed away Monday, February 8, 2016 at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.

He was born August 8, 1935, in Cape Girardeau, son of Oscar and Minnie Hoffmeister Wright.  He and Nancy Miner were married January 30, 1982 at Maple United Methodist Church in Cape Girardeau.

Lester “Buddy” was a graduate of Jackson High School Class of 1955. He farmed with his father in the Fruitland area, and worked 11 years at the former Jackson Meat Plant. He then worked 25 years in the mechanical maintenance department at Proctor

and Gamble, retiring in 1994.  He enjoyed traveling with his wife; he and Nancy traveled all over the United States, covering 48 of the 50 states.

Survivors include his loving wife of 34 years; two nephews, Steve (Lisa) Cook of Cape Girardeau, and Jack (Pam) Cook of Fruitland; one niece, Kathy (Rodney) Enderle of Jackson; four sisters-in-law, Florence (Tom) Leggett, Carolyn (Del) Goodrich, and Helen Miner and Mary Miner; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers; two sisters; and a nephew, David Cook.

Friends may call from 9 a.m. until service time Thursday, February 11, 2016 at the chapel of McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson.

A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, February 11, 2016  at the funeral home, with the Rev. Jim Cooper officiating.

Memorials may take the form of contributions to Maple United Methodist Church Building Fund, 2441 Jean Ann Drive, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701 or the church or charity of your choice.

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  1. Marcia Earle

    What a wonderful photo to remember Buddy! Sending heartfelt condolences to Nancy and the entire family.

  2. Becky Miller Aubuchon

    I’m so sorry to hear about Buddy. He was a wonderful person, and he put up with those Miller kids a lot. Take it from me, I was one of them. Give my condolences to the entire family.

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