Joe Miller Wright

Published 12:00 am Saturday, December 23, 2006

CHARLOTTE – Joe Miller Wright, 88, of Charlotte, died Thursday, Dec. 14, 2006, at Presbyterian Hospital.

Mr. Wright was born Jan. 17, 1918, in Shelbyville, Tenn., a son of the late Florence Raby Wright and Eli M. Wright. He graduated with a degree in engineering from Vanderbilt University, where he was a member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity. He retired as a plant manager for the Southern Electric Service Company.

Mr. Wright was a former director of the Electric Apparatus Service Association, member of the Charlotte Rotary Club, Providence United Methodist Church and the Christian Home Sunday School Class.

He enjoyed traveling and was a loving husband, father and grandfather who always put his family first.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Wright was preceded in death by his wife, Jean Adams Wright.

He is survived by daughters Linda Wright Croner and husband Jeff of Rockwell and Joni Wright Demera and husband Carlos of Charlotte; son J. Miller Wright Jr. of New York City, N.Y.; Finnish daughter Heidi Forsman Barringer of Helsinki, Finland, and Charlotte; and grandchildren Keith, Scott and Tracey Croner and Stephen and Gabriela Demera.

Memorial Service: 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 22, 2006, at Providence United Methodist Church with Dr. Ken Carter officiating. A reception will follow at the church.

Visitation: Thursday, Dec. 21, 2006, from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Hankins & Whittington Dilworth Chapel.

Memorials: Providence United Methodist Church, 2810 Providence Road, Charlotte, NC 28211.

Arrangements are in the care of Hankins & Whittington, Dilworth Chapel, 1111 East Blvd. Online at