May 8, 1935 — December 12, 2020
Melvin Ed Wright (MOO MOO) born May 8, 1935, to Lon Albert and Katie Ray (Whitley) Wright in San Saba, Texas, and died on December 12 2020, in Marble Falls, Texas, at the age of 85.
Melvin worked for Texas Granite from 1955 to 1964, when he decided to go into business for himself and opened The Country Store in Marble Falls from 1964 to 1973. He then went to work for Pure Stone (Huber) from 1973 until he retired in 1993. He served on the city council for Marble Falls and served as a deacon for the Church of Christ for 30 years. He was a lifetime rancher whether on his family ranch or helping others.
He graduated from Marble Falls High School in 1955, where he participated in FFA along with being the manager of the Marble Falls Mustangs.
He married Shirley Gay Morrison on September 8, 1962. They had three children, Trisha Ann Bode, Toni Leigh Heflin Mackey, Marty Ray Wright.
He liked cooking (fry fish), bowling, dominoes, camping, fishing, and hunting with his kids and grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Lon Albert Wright and Katie Ray (Whitley) Wright; brother Richard Harold Wright; and sons in law Vernon Dell Heflin and Donnie Ray Bode.
Melvin is survived by his wife of 58 years, Shirley Gay Morrison Wright; children, Trisha Ann Bode, Toni Leigh Heflin Mackey and husband Pat Mackey, and Marty Ray Wrig; grandchildren, Robert Ray Bode and fiance’ Tonya Douthit, Jerry Dell Heflin and significant other Marlinda Davis, Jordon Renee’ Heflin, Joseph Eli Bode, Robert James Mackey and significant other Nicole Villafana, Cobylynn Michele Wright and significant other Dustin Sloan, Cutter Ray Wright; great grandchildren, Bryce Melvin Bode, Michael Vernon Heflin, Samuel Allen Sloan; and last but not least nephew Joe Ed Wright. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and family friends
A funeral service was held at Jenkins Funeral Home on December 17, 2020, with interment at Marble Falls Cemetery.
Arrangements under the care of Jenkins Funeral Home, Burnet, Texas.