Carleton Wright Jr  April 22 1924  December 28 2019

Carleton Wright Jr April 22 1924 December 28 2019

April 22 1924 December 28 2019
Mr. Carleton “Carl” Wright Jr, age 95, passed away peacefully at his home, surrounded by friends and family, on Saturday, December 28, 2019. He was born on May 22, 1924 to Carleton and Almira (Sicard) Wright Sr in Muskegon. Carl proudly served his country during WWII in the U. S. Army Air Corps where he was a radio transmitter technician in Germany and France. After his honorable discharge in 1945, he returned to Muskegon to marry the former Alberta Kolkema on September 2, 1948. Carl took it upon himself to learn to fly while in the military and continued his aviation career in Western Michigan, eventually owning and operating Wright and Brewer Flying Service as well as Community Air of Fremont. He helped co-found Wings of Mercy in Holland in 1991 and was an FAA examiner. Carl and Berta were members of First Free Methodist Church of Norton Shores and enjoyed spending their winters in Florida. Carl’s love of his Lord was widely known by all. Carleton is survived by his wife of 71 years, Alberta; children, Carleton (Cynthia) Wright, Richard (Ann) Wright, Sandy Judd-Tyler (Dan VanderMyde), Roger Wright and Carol (Jonathan) Huffman; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild; and special friend, Bill Mills. He was preceded in death by his brother, Raymond Wright; daughters-in-law, Holly (Kelley) Wright and Sandy P. (Brooks)Wright; and son-in-law, John Tyler. At his request, cremation has already taken place and a Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date. Arrangements by The Lee Chapel of Sytsema Funeral & Cremation Services, 6291 S. Harvey St., Norton Shores, MI, 49444. In lieu of flowers please consider making a donation to “Pilots For Christ” 7746 W. 60th Street, Fremont, MI 49412 Please feel free to visit the family’s online guestbook at www.sytsemafh.com. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Carleton Wright Jr please visit our Sympathy Store. About Us Locations Contact Us 231-726-5210 – 616-842-6100 Search tributes About Us Locations Contact 231-726-5210 – 616-842-6100 Search Home Tributes Flowers & Gifts What We Do Grief & Healing Resources Plan Ahead Tributes Flowers & Gifts What We Do Grief & Healing Resources Plan Ahead Toggle navigation Send Beautiful Flowers Share a Memory Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Carleton Wright Jr April 22, 1924 – December 28, 2019 Login Print The family of Carleton Wright Jr created this Life Tributes page to make it easy to share your memories. Obituary & Service Mr. Carleton “Carl” Wright Jr, age 95, passed away … View More Share a Memory Below A comforting word from you means a lot. Share a Memory Flowers & Gifts Send flowers to the Wright’s family. Send Flowers Tribute Wall Photos & Videos Obituary + More Information Obituary for Carleton Wright Jr Mr. Carleton “Carl” Wright Jr, age 95, passed away peacefully at his home, surrounded by friends and family, on Saturday, December 28, 2019. He was born on May 22, 1924 to Carleton and Almira (Sicard) Wright Sr in Muskegon. Carl proudly served his country during WWII in the U. S. Army Air Corps where he was a radio transmitter technician in Germany and France. After his honorable discharge in 1945, he returned to Muskegon to marry the former Alberta Kolkema on September 2, 1948. Carl took it upon himself to learn to fly while in the military and continued his aviation career in Western Michigan, eventually owning and operating Wright and Brewer Flying Service as well as Community Air of Fremont. He helped co-found Wings of Mercy in Holland in 1991 and was an FAA examiner. Carl and Berta were members of First Free Methodist Church of Norton Shores and enjoyed spending their winters in Florida. Carl’s love of his Lord was widely known by all. Carleton is survived by his wife of 71 years, Alberta; children, Carleton (Cynthia) Wright, Richard (Ann) Wright, Sandy Judd-Tyler (Dan VanderMyde), Roger Wright and Carol (Jonathan) Huffman; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild; and special friend, Bill Mills. He was preceded in death by his brother, Raymond Wright; daughters-in-law, Holly (Kelley) Wright and Sandy P. (Brooks)Wright; and son-in-law, John Tyler. At his request, cremation has already taken place and a Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date. Arrangements by The Lee Chapel of Sytsema Funeral & Cremation Services, 6291 S. Harvey St., Norton Shores, MI, 49444. In lieu of flowers please consider making a donation to “Pilots For Christ” 7746 W. 60th Street, Fremont, MI 49412 Please feel free to visit the family’s online guestbook at www.sytsemafh.com. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Carleton Wright Jr please visit our Sympathy Store. Cemetery Details Fruitport Cemetery 6600 S. Brooks Rd. Fruitport, MI, 49412 © Stadia Maps, © OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap Get Driving Directions © 2019 Sytsema Funeral & Cremation Services. All Rights Reserved. Made with love by funeralOne

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