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James “Jim” Wright
Date of Birth : June 20, 1932
Date of Death : January 31, 2019

Jim Wright, 86, died Thursday, January 31, 2019 at home following a long illness.

He leaves behind his wife of 40 years, Ruth (Thaxton) Wright; her two sons, Scott Thaxton, Rob Thaxton and wife (Melonie), Jim’s daughter, Sharri Ballard and her son, Bobby (Erin) Ballard; and five great grandchildren.

Jim was an educator in the Kanawha County school system for 54 years.  Jim’s passion for science led him to donate his body to WVU Medical School,

He left his family with many loving memories and he will always be remembered and admired for his character, and his loving caring ways.

In lieu of flowers the family request donations to the Bible Center Church, Building Fund, 100 Bible Center Drive, Charleston, WV 26309.

The family would like to express their appreciation to the staff of Genesis Putnam Center and Hospice for their tender loving care given to Jim, also special thanks goes to Ruby.

You may send condolences to the family at www.barlowbonsall.com

Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home has been entrusted to handle the arrangements for the Wright family.



Mary Jeffries , Posted on 03 Feb 2019
Elkview, West Virginia
Mrs. Wright and family I extend my condolences to you. I am a former secretary at Elkview Jr. High and Elkview Middle School. I remember Jim as a quiet and kind person. My prayers are for peace and comfort for your family.
Barry & Bev Wheatcraft , Posted on 04 Feb 2019
Charleston, West Virginia
Remembered as a very kind and caring educator.
Kanawha Co. Retired School Employees , Posted on 04 Feb 2019
Charleston, West Virginia
The West Virginia and Kanawha County Associations of Retired School Employees extend their sincere sympathy to you, the family, in your sorrow. Blessings to all.
Tom Schoolcraft , Posted on 04 Feb 2019
Charleston, West Virginia
Good bye Mr. Wright. I will never forget class discussions around the moon landing and so many things you taught us about everyday science I still use today. You made my time at Elkview Junior High School the best years of my young education and instilled a love of science that I still enjoy and have passed on to my son. God bless your family.