Dr. Don A Wright Sr., age 78, of Gallatin, passed away Saturday, March 18, 2017.
He was preceded in death by: sister, Dexter Diane Weaver; mother, Juanita Barr Wright; father, Romulus Claiborne Wright.
Survivors are: daughter, Roberta (Robbie) DiAnn Cartwright (John) of Louisville, CO; three sons, Romulus Claiborne (Clay) Wright III of Rock Island, Don Arthur Wright Jr. and Clark Brickey Wright, both of Gallatin; nephew, Paul David Weaver II of Cincinnati; niece, Angela Weaver Balos of Eagle River, AK.
Born and raised in Hartsville, Dr. Wright graduated from McCallie (Chattanooga) and in 1960 from Vanderbilt University, where he was a brother of SAE fraternity. He attended medical school at the University of Tennessee-Memphis, from which he graduated in 1963, and completed his residency at the University of Alabama in Birmingham in 1965. He then served as a physician for the Army at Hunter Air Force base before being discharged as a Major. Savannah, GA, remained his home, where he practiced as a rheumatologist with Abercorn Medical Group for 23 years.
In 1993, he and his family returned to Middle Tennessee to begin a new practice in Gallatin with Sumner Medical Group, where he enjoyed practicing until retiring in 2008.
Dr Wright was an expert marksman and took much pride in teaching and introducing safe practice with firearms to others. When he wasn’t seeing patients, Don enjoyed fishing, boating, genealogy, local history, and was an active member of the Gallatin Rotary Club and Friends of Bledsoe Creek state park.
Visitation with the family will be held at the Hartsville United Methodist Church from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, April 2, 2017.
Graveside service will follow at the Hartsville Cemetery, officiated by Bro. Charles Smith.
Anthony Funeral Home, Inc., 337 McMurry Blvd., Hartsville, TN 37074, 615-374-2280. anthonyfhhartsville.com, was in charge of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Rotary Club of Gallatin (gallatinrotary.org) or the Alzheimer’s Association (alz.org).