John “Red” Robert Wright was born in Scofield, Utah on Nov 13, 1933 and passed away peacefully on May10, 2020.
He was raised and lived in Scofield, Utah, until he joined the U.S. Navy January 9, 1952, at 17 years of age, and served on the U.S.S. Barroco during the Korean Conflict.
Red married the love of his life, Maxine “Maggie” Rose Medina and they were married 63 years.
He worked for Olsen Glass installing windows and mirrors at Caesar’s Palace, MGM Grand Hotel and other hotels. Elvis Presley bought Bob a beer and sat and visited with him as a thank you for moving his work crew away from the room Elvis had, so he could rest prior to a show. Dad thought Elvis was one of the nicest men he had ever met.
Together Red and Maggie owned and operated Maggie’s Bar and Cafe.
He retired to Riverton, Wyoming.
Red enjoyed hunting, fishing and his beer. He was a dune buggy racer in Las Vegas, Nevada in the 70’s.
He is survived by his wife, Maxine Rose Medina Wright; sibling Leah, (Claire) Jackson of Spanish Fork, Utah; his children, Billy Joe Wright, and Kathy Nickelson; three grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John Clifton “Boone” Wright and Agnes Mulligan Wright; siblings, Thomas Milton Wright, James (Jimmy) Leroy Wright; and nephew’s, Michael T. Wright and Lorry E. Wright.
A Military Service will be held on Friday, July 17, 2020 at 11:00 am at the Powell High School Military Memorial across from Fremont Motors.