Danny Ray “DR” Wright, 64, of Palatka, passed from this life on Saturday, January 25, 2020 at Putnam Community Medical Center. Born in Pikeville, Kentucky, he resided in Putnam County since 1956 coming from Pikeville. Danny was a long-distance truck driver for over 40 years. He had attended the First Baptist Church in Interlachen. In his leisure time, Danny enjoyed working on cars, riding motorcycles and go-carts.
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He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Lois Ann Wright and a sister, Leta Wright.
Danny is survived by his companion of 33 years, Nancy Burress of Palatka, 2 sons, Charlie Wright of Interlachen, FL , and Christopher Wright of Palatka, a daughter, Cassie Sweat of Interlachen, brothers, Roger Wright (Marilyn) of Merritt Island, FL, Harry Wright (LeVerne) of Interlachen, Edward Wright, Jr (Susan) of Columbia, SC, Mickey Wright (Jackie) of Merritt Island, FL, Paul Wright of Interlachen, FL, sisters, Susie Kline (Jonathan) of Interlachen, FL, Gail Haile (Greg) of Interlachen, FL, Starla Lawson of Interlachen, FL , and 5 grandchildren, Jayden Wallace, Allison Sweat, Julia Sweat,Tyler Wright and Hunter Clymer, numerous nieces and nephews and longtime friend Squeaky.
The family will have a memorial celebration of Danny’s life at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, February 22, 2020 at the home of Susie Kline, 250 Keuka Rd, Interlachen, FL.
Memories and condolences may be expressed to the family at Danny’s Book of Memories page at www.johnsonoverturffunerals.com.
Arrangements are entrusted to Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Interlachen.