Obituary of Fred Wright

Fred L. Wright, age 73, a resident of rural Ft. Scott, Kansas, passed away Tuesday, January 8, 2019, at his home.

He was born April 12, 1945, in Ft. Scott, the son of Johnnie A. Wright and Thelma Pyle Wright.  Fred graduated from the Arcadia High School with the Class of 1963.  He married Eloise Lamb on August 31, 1968, in Ft. Scott.

In earlier years, Fred worked for Midwest Auto and then for Ward-Kraft.  He also served several years with the Kansas Army National Guard.  He later worked as a carrier for the Ft. Scott Post Office.  Fred retired after thirty-one years with the postal service.

  He enjoyed hunting and fishing.  Fred was also an avid motorcycle enthusiast.  He and Eloise enjoyed taking motorcycle trips throughout the United States and had been members of the Gold Wing Road Riders Association and the ROMEO Riders.

Fred was also a member of the Ft. Scott Chapters of the United Postal Workers Union and the National Association of Retired Federal Employees.

He enjoyed attending his grandchildren’s sporting events.

Survivors include his wife, Eloise, of the home and his children Lea Kay Karleskint and husband, Chris, and Brad Wright and wife, Stacey, all of Ft. Scott; four grandchildren, Lake and Lute Karleskint and Jakob and Karli Wright; three bonus grandchildren, Chelsey Barnes and husband, Tyler, Caleb Lovan and wife, Caddy and Blake Lovan; and three bonus great-grandchildren, Jaylin and Declan Lovan and Noah Barnes.  Also surviving are five sisters, Jo Ann Johnson and husband, Harold, of Edwards, Missouri; Faye Phillips, of Tulsa, Oklahoma; Jane Fisher and husband, Larry, of Nevada, Missouri; Joanna Page and husband, Tom, of Mountain Home, Idaho and Rosemary Sherman, of Chanute, Kansas; a sister-in-law, Patty Morris and husband, Steve, of Arcadia, Kansas and a dear family friend Maurine McCalment, of Ft. Scott.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Lee Roy Wright.

There was cremation.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 P.M. Monday, January 14 at the Cheney Witt Chapel.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 P.M. Sunday afternoon at the Cheney Witt Chapel.

Memorials are suggested to Care to Share and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, P.O. Box 347, Ft. Scott, KS 66701.  Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at

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