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Sunday April 22nd, 2018
12:20pm - 3:00pm

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Sunday April 22nd, 2018

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Master Sergeant Claude Steiner Wright

Master Sergeant Claude Steiner Wright, US Air Force Retired, age 88, of Calhoun, passed away on Thursday, April 19, 2018, in Gordon Hospital. Claude was born on August 20, 1929, in Gantt, AL to the late Claude Gantt Wright and Myrtle Plant Wright. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his daughter, Mary Elizabeth Carroll. Claude was a retired Master Sergeant of the United States Air Force with over 20 years of service, was a Veteran of WWII, Korea, and Vietnam. He was also retired from Lockheed Aircraft as a Flight Engineer and Instructor with 35 years of Service. Claude is survived by his wife of 61 years, Rosemary Wright of Calhoun; son, Charles Wright of Calhoun; two daughters, Claudia Wright of Avondale Estates, and Janie Stokes and her husband Charles of Adairsville; brother, Roy Wright of Denver, CO; two sisters, Mabel Gibson of Opp, AL, and Myrtle Floyd of Niceville, FL; five grandchildren, Amber, Andrew, Lori, LeShea, and Timothy; and nine great-grandchildren also survive. Funeral Services will be conducted on Sunday, April 22nd at 3 PM from the Chapel of Thomas Funeral Home with Virginia DuPre and Reverend Ed Archer officiating. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 2 PM until the funeral hour at 3 PM at Thomas Funeral Home. Graveside Services will be conducted on Tuesday, April 24th at 10:30 AM in the Georgia National Cemetery with full military honors afforded by Robbins Air Force Base. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the Calhoun First United Methodist Church at 205 East Line Street, Calhoun, GA 30701. You may leave the Wright family online condolences at Thomas Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Master Sergeant Claude Steiner Wright, US Air Force Retired, age 88, of Calhoun.


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So sorry for your loss, I remember him from the credit union. He was always so sweet and friendly and loved his family. He will be missed by everyone. Your family is in my prayers.

Alice Lowe May 2 2018 6:01 PM

Im fortunate to have met Mr.Claude. His approach to accuracy always encouraged me to do my best. He and his family were very kind and a tremendous help after the 2013 storm. I will always enjoy remembering his friendship and conversation. Greatest Respect ,Terry Edwards

Terry Edwards Apr 22 2018 3:23 PM

Tamikia Hill lit a candle for Master Sergeant Claude Steiner Wright

Tamikia Hill Apr 22 2018 1:53 PM

Wright family, we are so sorry for your loss. Claude was a longtime customer and friend. He will be sorely missed. Smith Equipment: Steve, Lorraine, Michael and Brenda

Smith Equipment Apr 21 2018 5:31 PM

Janie, I am so sorry you have lost your father. Words always seem to fail me at a time like this. Just know you and your family are in my prayers. Hug your mom for me. Barb O'Connor

Barb O'Connor Apr 21 2018 1:17 AM

So sorry for your loss. Joyce and I have you all in our thoughts and prayers.

Richard and Joyce Strawhorn Apr 20 2018 10:30 PM

Kimberly Talley lit a candle for Master Sergeant Claude Steiner Wright

Kimberly Talley Apr 20 2018 7:39 PM

My brother was so caring,kind,and fun loving.We enjoyed riding in his Model T.which he would drive without license.I loved making him onion sandwiches-his favorite.When he came to Opp better have him some boiled peanuts ready.Love ya,Our Big Brother Sister Mabel

Mabel W.Gibson Apr 20 2018 11:09 AM

Condolences to the entire Wright family. I flew with Claude in the Air National Guard , in Savannah and at Lockheed in Marietta, Ga. While at Lockheed, we spent 6 months together instructing foreign students in Algeria and Tunisia. He will be fondly remembered by all who served with him. I still remember a picture of a tractor exhaust stack , sticking just above the water, in his farm pond. Dont recall for certain, maybe Claudia was involved? Things happen when you travel for work. God bless Claude. Steve Lamar , GAANG & Lockheed pilot.

stephen c lamar Apr 20 2018 9:37 AM

Robert Woodson lit a candle for Master Sergeant Claude Steiner Wright

Robert Woodson Apr 20 2018 6:29 AM