Donald Leroy


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Donald Leroy Wright

Dec 15 1935 - Nov 17 2009

Donald Leroy Wright, age 73 of Frisco, Texas passed away on November 17, 2009 in Frisco. He was born on December 15, 1935 in Des Moines, Iowa to Ralph Robert and Winnifred (Estes) Wright. Don married Donna Jewel Tira on July 21, 1956 in Kansas City, Missouri. He attended Baker University and went on to attain his EdD at University of Kansas. He was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity and a member of the Rotary club where he received the Paul Harris Fellow Award for his commitment to service. Don went on to become Superintendent for Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Arlington, Texas and Phoenix, Arizona School Districts and was named as one of America's top 100 School Executives. He was a Deacon at the Valley Presbyterian Church in Green Valley, Arizona. Don is survived by his wife, Donna Wright of Frisco, Texas; son, Randy Wright and his wife, Pattie of Alpharetta, Georgia; daughter, Ellen Gourley and her husband, Craig of Frisco, Texas; grandchildren, Austin and Alexandra Wright and Derek and Hope Gourley. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 PM on Friday, November 27, 2009 at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home in Frisco. Donations may be made in Don's Memory to M.D. Anderson Cancer Center by visiting
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