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Master Sergeant James Stuart Wright USMC Ret.

September 2, 1957 ~ July 27, 2022 (age 64)


Master Sergeant James Stuart Wright, USMC Ret., 64, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, July 27, 2022 at Southeast Health Systems in Brunswick, Georgia.

A resident of Jesup, Georgia for the past several years, Jim, as he was known by family and friends, was born on September 2, 1957 in Hartford, Connecticut to the late William Wallace and Therese Ouellette Wright.  He proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps for twenty-two years, where he traveled all over the world to his various appointments including duty stations in Okinawa, Japan, Germany and several other installations in Europe, eventually achieving the rank of Master Sergeant and working as a drill instructor before his retirement in 1997.  He then began a second and third career, working with the DEA, Homeland Security and then for the State Department before his final assignment as an instructor at FLETC, a federal training facility in Brunswick, Georgia.  When he wasn’t working, Jim enjoyed taking trips in his recreational vehicle and riding his motorcycle.  He had participated in numerous benefit rides over the years including the Rolling Thunder and Texas Welcome Home Benefit Rides.  Jim loved talking politics and enjoyed swapping old “war stories,” while spending time with the ones he loved the most.

Survivors include his wife of fifteen years, Elizabeth Wright of Jesup. Georgia; four children, James Wright, Jr. of Jacksonville, North Carolina, Krystle Hitch and husband, Michael of Snow Hill, Maryland, Alexander Wright of Burleson, Texas and CPL Steven Wright of Jacksonville, North Carolina; step children, Jerry Garner and wife, Whitney of Buna, Texas and Alta Rose Smith and husband, Owe of Winchester, Virginia; two brothers, William Wright of Six Mile, South Carolina and Jesse Wright of Westminster, South Carolina; grandchildren, Emersyn and Presley Hitch, Ryan and Ethan Garner, Jeremy Sullivan, Serenity Manchester, George “Chunky” Edwards and Ariel Edwards.  Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family members also survive.

A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 7, 2022 at Howard & Jones Funeral Home in Jesup, Georgia with full military honors rendered by the United States Marine Corps.  The family will receive friends after the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8516 or online at

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Memorial Service
August 7, 2022

3:00 PM
Howard & Jones Funeral Home
777 South First St
Jesup, GA 31545

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