SALEM, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – Rev. Paul R. Wright, 75, passed away Wednesday, December 9, 2020, at Salem Regional Medical Center.
He was born in 1945 to the late Alfred Maywood and Alpha Myrtle (Fouts) Wright and grew up in Tippecanoe, Ohio.
Paul was a 1963 graduate of Freeport High School.
At age 18, Paul started preaching and ministered the gospel of Christ around the country as an evangelist. He continued his education by taking Bible courses at Berean School of the Bible.
He pastored for over 21 years in Tipp City, Ohio and then another 24 years in Rogers, Ohio and was an ordained minister with the Assemblies of God for 50 years.
After retirement, he was attending Victory Christian Center in Columbiana for the last three years.
He loved reading, singing, playing his trumpet and caring and ministering to people. Paul was a family man and loved spending time with his grandchildren but most importantly he loved his Lord.
He leaves behind his wife, Donna (Purbaugh), of 53 years, who was his greatest supporter and encourager; his daughter, Amy (Wright) and Todd Reed, of Salem; his son, Matthew and Kelly Wright, of Columbus; five grandchildren, Michael, Havilah, Silas, Jacob and Elisha and two sisters-in-law, Mary Lou Wright of Strongsville and Arlene Brush of Youngstown.
Besides his parents, Paul was preceded in death by one brother, Harold Wright; two sisters, Janet Horton and JoAnn McNabb and one grandson, Nick Reed.
His family cherishes the truth that they will be reunited with him in the glorious resurrection offered through Jesus the Lord.
A funeral service will be held Monday, December 14, 2020 at 11:00 a.m., with his son, Rev. Matthew Wright officiating at Rogers Assembly of God, 8251 Sprucevale Road, Rogers, OH 44455.
Friends and family will be received Sunday, December 13, 2020 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. and Monday, December 14, from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m., at the church.
Arrangements handled by Stark Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation Services.
If unable to attend, you may show your support by joining our complimentary “Hugs from Home” program where your message will be attached to a balloon in the church to remind the family of your love and support at www.starkmemorial.com/hugs-from-home.
Share your respects and memories with the family with a recorded video message at https://www.starkmemorial.com/virtualhugs.
To send flowers or condolences, visit www.starkmemorial.com.
A television tribute will air Monday, December 14 at the following approximate times: 7:10 a.m. on FOX, 12:22 p.m. on WKBN, 5:08 p.m. on MyYTV and 7:27 p.m. on WYTV.
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