Charles Wayne Wright was born July 18, 1936 in Sentinel, OK to Clifford and Ruth Wright. In 1940, the family moved to Binger, OK. He attended Binger Schools from 1942 until his graduation in 1954.
In the following years, Charles was active in the community as a member of Farm Bureau, a binger school board member, class parent for the graduating class of 1965 and served in the Army Reserves.
Charles started his farming career in 1954, with peanut crops, in Caddo County. In 1967, he was the first and largest producer of Irish potatoes in Oklahoma. He continued farming and formed a partnership with Market Pre Pac., by the name of M&W Farming Corp. Charles was always working with colleges and government agencies to find ways to improve crop production, as well. Then in 1983, he began a new chapter in his life by moving to Oklahoma City and starting a new business, Charjan Trucking, for 30 years before retiring at the age of 78.
Charles is preceded in death by: his father, Clifford Wright, his mother, Ruth Wright and Doris Wright Martin, the mother of their 3 daughters.
He is survived by: his loving wife, Janiece Wright of 36 years, his children: Jamie Carpenter, Shelly Owens and her husband Vic, Wendy Young and her husband Neil; 5 grandchildren: Jenny Curry and her husband Jason, Shane Owens, Colt Owens, Kai Young and Cree Young; 2 great-grandchildren: Trenton and Charlee Curry, and many other family members and friends.
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