NORMAN — Russell Stephen Wright, known to his family and friends as “Rusty,” passed away Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, at Norman Regional Hospital.
A memorial service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at First Christian Church, 220 S. Webster Ave. in Norman, officiated by Rev. David Spain.
Rusty was born Jan. 15, 1958. He graduated from Norman High School in 1976. He took classes in graphic arts at Moore Norman Technology Center. He worked at Sooner Dairy Lunch for many years. He also worked at L & A Tire and Wrecker Service as a dispatcher, at the University of Oklahoma Energy Center and Riverwind Casino.
Rusty was an avid railroad fan and had a lifelong love of trains and transportation. He spent many hours with his model railroads. He had many online friends who swapped model cars and trucks. Rusty had a big heart and was helpful to many people who will miss him greatly.
Rusty was preceded in death by grandparents, Wilford and Isla Wright and Harry and Florence Blew.
He is survived by his parents, Johnnie and Molly Blew Wright; siblings Duke, Terry, Randy and Ginger; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and friends.
Rusty’s body was given to the University of Oklahoma Willed Body Program in Oklahoma City.
Memorial contributions may be made to First Christian Church, 220 S. Webster Ave., Norman, OK 73069.
Norman Transcript, Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013