Anthony Jay Wright, 43, passed away at his home in Springfield on April 8, 2019. Anthony was born Nov. 3, 1975, to Jay W. and Donna (Barnes) Wright.

Anthony attended school in El Dorado Springs graduating with the Class of 1994. Following high school he joined the Missouri Army National Guard. He also worked in the food industry for over 20 years as a line cook.

Anthony is survived by his father, Jay Wright – Joplin; three brothers – Jacob Wright – Nevada, Brian Dillon (Sarah) – Springfield and Douglas Morrison (Stephanie) – Columbus, OH; five nieces; three nephews; other relatives, and many friends who will miss him. He also leaves behind Nitro, an old black Labrador who was his long-time close companion. He was preceded in death by his mother, Donna Ann (Barnes) Ellis; and one sister, Michelle Lynn Wright.

Memorial services will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 27, in  Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada. The family will receive friends from 12-1 p.m. prior to the service.

You may view obituary and send condolences on line at 301 South Washington, Nevada, 417/667-3322.

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