Charles K. “Boots” Wright, 89, of Catlettsburg, passed away peacefully December 6, 2020 at the home of his daughter and son in law, Kay and Don Cole in Catlettsburg.
He was born on May 10th, 1931, son of the late Mary Buckley Jordan. He was also preceded by a son, Joe Wright in 2013: and a daughter, Maleah Wright who died at birth.
Boots was a graduate of Thomas R. Brown High School. Boots retired from the Boyd County Courthouse Property Valuation Office after 40 years of service. He was also the county land surveyor for many years. Boots was an exception to the rule: very few people these days can say they were born, raised, married, and then worked their entire life in the same city. Wright is a true son of Catlettsburg, Kentucky.
Boots married the love of his life, Betty McDowell Wright. They were married 65 years until her death in 2017.. He is survived by his daughter Kay (Don) Cole of Catlettsburg, Chuck Wright of Catlettsburg, and his fur buddy and best friend Bear that will miss him dearly, seven grandchildren, Russ (Amanda) Cole of Catlettsburg, Steven (Betsy) Cole of Ashland, Brandon Wright of North Carolina, Cody Wright of Flatwoods, Katti (Nathan) Tharpe of Hurricane, J. D. Wright of Catlettsburg, and Mindy McGinnis of Huntington: five great-grandchildren, Charlie and Violet Cole, Joseph Cole, and Kayleigh and Mia Jo Tharpe.
Boots loved going to his farm in Carter Co. to ride his tractor or sit by the pond. When home you could see him sitting on his front porch watching the traffic traveling up and down the road or gazing over at the park across the street. When inside you would find an old Western on TV which he loved to watch.
Graveside services will be Thursday, December 10 at 11:00 at the Catlettsburg Cemetery. Pastor Joey Kennedy will officiate.
Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova, W Va is in charge of arrangement.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to Community Hospice of Ashland, 1480 Carter Ave., Ashland, Ky 41101 or by calling (606) 329-1890. The family would like to thank Sheena Smith his Hospice nurse who took such great care of him and all the wonderful folks we met through Hospice.
Boots’ favorite passage was Psalm 23.