Chad Anthony Wright, 44, was born February 9, 1977 to Punkin Wright and the late Tony Wright, in Lawton, OK. Chad passed away November 11, 2021 in Lawton, OK.
Services will be Wednesday, November 17th at 2 p.m. at First Baptist West with Pastor Harold Gaches officiating. Burial will be to follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Viewing will be Monday, November 15th from 12 to 8 p.m. and Tuesday, November 16th from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. with a special visitation and viewing with the family from 6 to 8 p.m. at Lawton Ritter Gray Funeral Home.
As a kid, Chad was fascinated with law enforcement and liked to play "cops and robbers" with his brother, Keith. When Chad was old enough to participate, he became a Lawton Sentinel and Police Explorer. In addition to the adventure of riding along with Lawton police officers, Chad also enjoyed car audio, and he always outfitted his customized red Chevrolet truck with the latest sound system, normally with speakers and amps from Rockford Fosgate.
Chad loved to laugh and was always looking to play pranks on people, sometimes using his truck's PA system and police siren to trick his friends into thinking the police were after them. After losing both of his legs and becoming confined to a wheelchair, Chad was the first one to crack jokes about his situation, once asking his gym instructor for help getting on "the treadmill" and oftentimes warning people to be careful not to step on his toes. Those who didn't know him well weren't sure how to react but would begin laughing with relief after seeing Chad unable to contain his own laughter.
Chad was well-known for his compassion. He genuinely cared about what was going on with everyone in the family and would often call just to "check in." It was this same compassion and huge heart that would also cause him to cry easily about the littlest things.
Despite his challenges and physical restrictions, Chad maintained a positive attitude as he continued to run the family business, Sleepy's Amusement, with the help of Chase, his "right-hand man." Recently, Chad was enjoying reconnecting with his Native American cultural roots. But more than anything else, Chad was incredibly proud of his kids. He loved fishing with Chase and watching Sydney perform as a Lawton Highstepper, as well as taking them to Wayne's Drive Inn for his favorite drink, a cream Pepsi.
Chad is survived by his loving family to include his wife, Melisa, of Lawton; daughter and son, Sydney Rae Wright, of Norman, and Chase Aaron Wright, of Lawton; mother, Punkin Wright, of Lawton; brother, Keith Wright, of Lawton; one aunt, multiple cousins, and a host of other family members and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Anthony “Tony” Wright; paternal grandparents, J.T. “Sleepy” and Iris Wright; maternal grandparents Leonard and Beatrice Delgadillo; uncle and aunt, Jimmy and Karen Dean; uncle, Nicholas “Nick” Wright; and cousin, Keegan Wright.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Chad Wright Memorial Fund at BancFirst for higher education for his two children, Sydney and Chase Wright.
To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Chad Anthony Wright, please visit our floral store.