David Richard Wrights, Jr., left this world to join his Lord and Savior on July 21, 2012, following a brief illness.
David was born in New York, NY, to David and Barbara Wrights on June 30, 1936. The family moved to Tulsa shortly after World War II ended. After graduating from Tulsa's Will Rogers High School in 1954, David enlisted in the US Navy and served aboard the USS Talledega. Following his discharge in 1958, he attended the University of Tulsa where he met Katherine Garrott. They were married on October 20, 1963 in Norfolk, VA, where Katherine was stationed as a 2nd Lieutenant in the US Navy.
In the years after Katherine's Navy service ended, David worked for the US Forest Service and the couple lived in various places throughout the southern US. They were living in Roanoke, VA, when their only child David Wrights III was born in 1969. After several more moves with the Forest Service, David transferred to the Personnel Department of the VA Hospital in Atlanta, GA, in 1974. That same year, he accepted a transfer to the VA Hospital in Oklahoma City, and he worked there until his retirement.
David was preceded in death by his wife, Katherine. He is survived by his son David Wrights III and his wife Shannon, along with grandchildren Samantha, Alissa, Sarah, and Raymond.
A service for David will be held 10:00 AM, Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at Buchanan Funeral Service Chapel followed by interment at Gracelawn Cemetery in Edmond, OK.