Bamber H. Wright
April 17, 1919 - September 24, 2012
Mr. Bamber H. Wright, age 93 years, of Jefferson City, Mo., died Monday, September 24, 2012, at St. Joseph's Bluffs. He was born April 17, 1919, in Tuscumbia, Mo., the son of Homer L. and Elizabeth Hauenstein Wright. He was married on November 27, 1952, in Mary's Home, Mo. to Marcella Schell who preceded him in death on May 25, 2008. A lifelong resident of the Central Missouri area, Bamber was a 1937 graduate of Miller County R-III in Tuscumbia, Mo. and a 1939 graduate of Iberia Junior College. He attended the University of Missouri at Columbia. He served in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II, serving as a Staff Sergeant in the China, India, Burma Theatre of Operations. Bamber was employed with the Anchor Milling Company in their building materials stores in Tuscumbia, Eldon, and Eugene, retiring as a Vice President in 1987 after 40 years with the company. He was a deacon and active member of the Tuscumbia Christian Church. He was also a member of the Mid-American Lumberman's Assn.; the American Legion; the Forty and Eight through the American Legion; and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Bamber enjoyed reading, hunting, and watching Mizzou sports. Most importantly, he enjoyed spending time with his family. Survivors include: three children, Philip Bamber Wright and his wife Sue of University City, Mo., Jack Schell Wright and his wife Tessa of Jefferson City, Mo., and Ann Wright and her husband William McInerny of Lee's Summit, Mo.; two sisters, Betty Lee Wright White and her husband Carroll of Wyandotte, Michigan and Barbara Wright Lyon of Alden, Iowa; eight grandchildren, John Wright, Sarah McInerny, Melissa Wright, Kevin Wright, Matthew McInerny, Katherine Wright, and Andrew Wright. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, and one sister, Matilda Wright. Visitation will be at Freeman Mortuary from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. Friday, September 28, 2012. Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, September 29, 2012, at the Tuscumbia Christian Church in Tuscumbia, Mo., with Brother Larry Schraer officiating. Graveside services and interment with military honors will be conducted at the Tuscumbia Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Miller County Historical Society Museum or the Tuscumbia Christian Church. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Freeman Mortuary. www.freemanmortuary.com
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