Lowell Walter Wright, age 68, of Pine Knot, Kentucky, passed away Tuesday, September 9, 2014, at the Continue Care Hospital in Corbin, Kentucky.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Pine Knot Funeral Home with Bro. Ronnie Peters and Bro. Dillard Clark officiating. Burial will be at the Upper Cal Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, September 12, from 6:00 p.m. til 9:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
Lowell was born December 7, 1945 in McCreary County, Kentucky, to Arville and Edna (Stephens) Wright. He is preceded in death by his father, Arville Wright and four infant brothers.
Surviving family include his mother Edna Wright of Pine Knot, his fiancé Wilma Wright of Pine Knot, a son Micheal (and Lynn) Wright, of Pine Knot, two daughters; Aretha (and Steven Miller) Wright of Somerset and Sandra (and Hank) Kidd, Pine Knot, a sister Sheila (and Brad) Hill, of Pine Knot, and two brothers; Nathan (and Della) Wright, Pine Knot and George (and Moony) Wright of Hazard, Kentucky. There are nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Lowell had been a coal miner for Blue Diamond Coal Company; he had been a truck driver and had worked for Kroger Frozen Meats. He had also worked at American Roller Company in Ohio. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during the Vietnam War and was a member of the Kinne Slaven Post 115 of the American Legion. He was a member of Marsh Creek Baptist Church and his passion was going to church when he was able. Before his illness, he enjoyed hunting and fishing.