Daily Progress, Jacksonville, TX

Obituaries

February 5, 2014

Mitchell E. McRight

JACKSONVILLE — Funeral services for Mitchell E. McRight, age 74, of Jacksonville are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday, February 7, 2014 at Autry Funeral Home Chapel in Jacksonville with Bro. Donnie Sadler and Bro. Larry Smith officiating. Interment will follow at Corine Cemetery in Jacksonville.

Mr. McRight went to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, February 3, 2014 in Tyler.

Mitchell was born February 15, 1939 in Lufkin to the late Ed and Bonnie McRight. At a young age, he began working on automobiles. He made a career as a mechanic for over 50 years. During that time, he worked for both Ford and Chevrolet in Jacksonville.

Mr. McRight was ordained in 1974. He pastured at Lakeside Baptist Church, Travis Street Baptist Church, and preached at many other places. Mitchell was a member of Friendship Baptist Church in Jacksonville. Among all he did, his greatest job was being a husband, father, and grandfather.  

He is and will continue to be greatly missed.

He is preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Bina Adelia “Coot” Warren, Edna Smith; brother, J.C. “Buddy” McRight.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Judy McRight of Jacksonville; sons, Carlton “Skipper” and wife Teressa McRight of Jacksonville, Steve McRight and wife Tamara of Omaha, Sean McRight and wife Lori of Jacksonville; brother, Joe McRight and wife Earline of Jacksonville; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Connor McRight, Austin McRight, Grant McRight, Tony Fenemore, Mark White, and Junior White.

Honorary pallbearer will be Bill Willis.

Visitation will begin on Thursday, February 6, 2014 with family receiving friends from 5- 8 p.m. at Autry Funeral Home in Jacksonville.

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