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Herbert William Wright
Submitted by: Tim Dotterer

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Hildred N. and Herbert W. WRIGHT

Cherokee Municipal Cemetery

Funeral service set for longtime city attorney

Funeral services for Herbert William Wright are tentatively set for 2 PM, Thursday, at the United Methodist Church. He died March 29 in an Enid hospital. Goodwin Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Wright was born April 9, 1902, in Goltry to William S. And Dora Bonnell Wright.

He was admitted to the Oklahoma Bar in 1926 and practiced law for over 50 years in Alfalfa County. He is past president of the Alfalfa County Bar and a Fellow in American College of Probate Law.

First elected in 1932, he served three terms as county judge.

In 1938 he was elected to the Oklahoma State Senate, where he was co–author of the bill to build the Great Salt Plains Lake. He authored the bill for the Cherokee City– County Public Library.

He served as Cherokee city judge two terms and city attorney for Cherokee two terms.

Wright was a member of Cherokee Masonic Lodge and Past Worshipful Master, member of the Order of Eastern Star and served as Worthy Patron for eight Worthy Matrons and a member of Cherokee Odd Fellows and the Rebekah's.

He was a member of the Cherokee Methodist Church for over 50 years and had held every office in the church. He taught Sunday school classes for over 30 years.

He married Hildred Nelson Hale October 25, 1933, in the Goltry Congregational Church.

He is survived by his wife of the home; three sons, Herbert William Jr., Bedford, Texas, James Nelson Hale, Phoenix, Arizona, and Jackson Bonnell Wright, London, England; two daughters, Donna Rose Hamman, Coffeyville, Kansas, and Jennifer Jill Boyd, Los Angeles, California; a brother, Lee Wright, Goltry; two sisters, Ruby DeFoe, Enid, and Ione Laster, Clayton, New Mexico; 12 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

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