Joe Maxwell Wright

Born in Rosine, KY on August 15, 1937

Departed on January 3, 2017 and resided in Goodlettsville, TN

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Joe M. Wright, 79, of Goodlettsville passed away Tuesday, January 3, 2017 with family at his side.
Mr. Wright was born August 15, 1937 in Rosine, Kentucky. His family moved to Goodlettsville in 1952, where he finished high school. Shortly after high school he started work in the country music business as original lead guitar player for Marty Robbins’ Teardrops at age 18. He stayed in the music business as a songwriter and talent manager until the early 1970s. He later became President of Gray Stone Productions in Nashville.
Mr. Wright was an avid pool player and won many tournaments.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Betty, daughter Betsy (John) Stanford, sons Brett Wright and Kevin Gann, granddaughters Jessica and Katie Stanford, step-daughters Terrie (Eldon) Scott and Donn Gann, brothers Don (Patricia) Wright and David (Jane) Wright, and nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held at Cole and Garrett Funeral home in Goodlettsville Thursday, January 5, 2017 6pm-9pm and Friday January 6, 2017 10:30am-11:30am with service following.
Arrangements by Cole & Garrett Funeral Home 615-859-5279

3 Comments to Joe Maxwell Wright

  1. J.C.Stanley
    January 6, 2017 10:57 am

    Hey Betty,
    I was planning on being out there this morning to visit with you and your family but as luck would have it I can’t get out of my driveway because of the snow&ice. I have known Joe and you many many years 40+ and have played talked and watched a lot of pool with Joe over the years and I always thought of Joe as a good friend. I would like to be there and give you a hug and let you know how sorry i am for your loss but being i can’t do that I’ll just say my thoughts and prayers are with you and yours and that Joe is in a better place.

    My Condolences
    J.C.Stanley

  2. Pete Lippincott
    January 6, 2017 11:40 am

    Hello Betty,
    I just heard of Joe’s passing yesterday from my cousin Mary, who is a relative of the family. I am lost for words and that’s hard coming from me. You and Joe, have known me for about 42 years from my association with Gray Stone Press by owning “Spencer’s Gallery” in Houston, Texas.
    I can’t believe how time has passed from all those years of having fun……I remember how our gallery would have art showings with open house with David and Chuck Ren. Joe, would bring them down and we had a blast and sold a lot of art in only one evening. I just could not get you to come down with Joe because you had to run the publishing company while he was absent.
    Well, I, we all are going to miss Joe’s warm smile and laughter but, we will have all those memories that can’t ever be taken away from us. I will just close my eyes and remember all those great wonder memories we all had back together.
    Will call you soon for a chat and bring you up on the latest from Texas.

    Joe, I’m never going to forget your voice my friend. R.I.P.

    Pete Lippincott

  3. CHARLES SPENCER
    January 10, 2017 7:52 pm

    David so sorry i saw. Joe’s obituary this afternoon by accident while looking for a 91 yr. old lady that i attended church with; Would have come by the funeral home to give you a hug had I known.LOVE YOU MY FRIEND,CHARLES SPENCER

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