Jimmy (Jim) G. Wright passed away on April 5, 2017, at the age of 74. He was born on August 22, 1942, in Monroe, Georgia, the son of Bennie Lee and Elizabeth Broach Wright. Jim is survived by his loving wife of almost 32 years Marilyn; his children Monica Humbles (Sam), Alex Wright (Loreen), John Wright; his mother Mary Elizabeth Wright; his brother Danny Wright (Leatty); his grandchildren Pearson, Madlyn, Colin and Michael Wright and Samantha Humbles; his great-grandson Pearson Wright, Jr., and numerous nieces and nephews. Jim attended Monroe Area Comprehensive High School, where he played football. He graduated from Southern Polytechnic State University, Georgia State University, Atlanta Law School, and also earned his Professional Engineering license, of which he was most proud. He worked at Georgia Power and Southern Company for almost 30 years, Hay Group and later started his own successful management consulting firm, Wright Business Solutions. After retirement, Jim and Marilyn enjoyed traveling together. He loved being out on his farm, relaxing at their lake Hartwell home, loving on his Australian Shepherds (Jack, Rocky, and Yeager) and reading, especially military history. As a son, husband, father and friend, Jim was always available for counsel when asked for his thoughts or advice. Jim received a kidney transplant on January 1, 2014. Heartfelt thanks to the kidney transplant team at Emory University Hospital for all they have done over the years. A service celebrating Jim’s life will be held Wednesday, April 12, at 2 p.m. at Wages and Sons Funeral Home, 1040 Main Street, Stone Mountain, GA 30083. The family will receive friends at 1:15 prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to American Kidney Fund, 11921 Rockville Pike, Suite 300, Rockville, MD 20852.

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  1. To the Wright Family, I am so sorry to hear that Jim passed away. I know this is a very difficult time for you and I pray that the many fond memories of him will always live in your hearts and minds. How good to know that his health struggles are now gone forever and he has transitioned to a wonderful new existence of rest and peace. May God give you all peace and strength to get through the coming days. Hugs and kisses to you!!

  2. I’m sorry to hear Jim passed away…. He was one of my favorite “Bosses” at GPC. I will always remember his quote about hiring secretaries: “I can always teach them to type, but I can’t teach them to be pretty”.

  3. Marilyn, John, Monica, Alex, and all of Jim’s Family, Jim was a wonderful, person! We always enjoyed visiting and spending time with him when ever we could. His humor and wit were delightful. He was kind and gentle and the type of person anyone would want as a friend. He will be greatly missed. Please except our deepest sympathy for your loss and know that you all will be in our prayers. Love to all of you.

  4. Monica
    We are very sad that your dad departed so soon. Praying that God grant you and the family the fortitude to bear such irreparable loss.

  5. Praying for you and your family. Take comfort that Jim is no longer in pain and with Jesus now. God bless you all. Ty, June and Katy Wheeler

  6. Mairlyn and family. His struggle is over and he is now free. May God comfort and guide each of you in the days ahead. Celebrate with joy the rich blessing Jim had been to so many. His love is forever with you.

  7. Monica,
    All my love and deepest sympathy to you in the loss of your father. May you, Alex, John, and the rest of the family find comfort in your memories and peace in remembering how much he loved you. Praying for you, my dear friend.

  8. We are so sorry to hear about Jim. May the God of all comfort continue to be with you and your family during this difficult time. We all look forward to a better future when death will be no more-Rev 21:4. Our prayers are with you.

  9. Gene and I are sorry for your loss. Jim was a great person and he will be missed. He brought sunshine into people’s lives with his uncanny wit, his humor and his gentle ways. May God bless you and your family with his love, peace and strength. We are praying for all of you.

  10. Dear Alex, Loreen, and Children,
    I am so sorry to learn of the loss of your father and grandfather. What an amazing man . May God comfort you and sustain you during the coming days. Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your heart.

  11. Marilyn, I am so sorry for your loss. Jim fought so hard and the positive spirit you both exhibited over the last few years is a testimony to who you are. May God lift you and the family up during this sad time.

  12. Sending thoughts and prayers at this very difficult time. Should you need anything at all, please let us know.

  13. Marilyn, we were so sorry to hear about Jim’s passing. Keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers.

  14. Roy and I have you in our prayers and we are happy that Jim is in a better place with no more pain. Take care of yourself Marilyn?? Much love coming your way❤️

  15. Marilyn, Holding you and your family in prayer. May you feel all of the love and support being sent your way during these difficult days. You were so faithful in your loving support of Jim. My heartfelt sympathy. Let others help you through these days. Much love.

  16. Dear Marilyn, I am so sorry to learn of your great loss. John and I will keep you in our prayers, and I will see you Wednesday.

  17. So sorry for your loss Marilyn. I consider it our loss. He was a super Brother in law an will be sorely missed. All our love Dave & Ellen

  18. It was always a pleasure to be around Jim. Always something interesting to say..When you were out an about with him,he’d tell you about the history of a place you’d be going thru. Jim told me once he considered me a friend…I,and my family will miss Him.

  19. Jim fought a hard fight. He was a good man. So glad you had so many wonderful years together.
    May he rest in peace.

  20. We have all watched over the last few years as Jim struggled through these health issues, and the strength and love that you brought to him. We know that he is now in that place where he will be made whole….and will always be waiting on you. We are all here for you and John and the rest of the family. Love you!

  21. I knew that Jim had gone through so much with his health and was saddened to learn of his passing. We will miss him as he was such a wonderful friend and neighbor. Our prayers are with him and your family during this difficult time. We love you all and we will always be there for you.

  22. We were saddened to hear of Jim’s passing. We enjoyed caring for him.
    Sincerely,
    The staff at Eastside Wound Clinic

  23. My Dearest Marilyn and Her John
    Jim was one of a kind and a man who fought the good fight to stay with you both. I know you will miss him terribly. I love you. We are with you. Kay and Gary, Lydia, Leslie, Duke, Neal, Martha and Catherine

  24. Marilyn, we know how hard you worked to care for and nurture Jim, while also raising John. And we’re certain God is aware of the love you gave them. As we look back on those times, we remember your dedication and commitment to both of them. People would say, “you’re a real trooper, Marilyn.” The dictionary says a trooper is “a person who deals with difficulty or hardship without complaint.” Well done, Marilyn. With Love, Tal & Julie

  25. I was so saddened to hear of the passing of Jim he was wonderful person and was both a supervisor and a friend. We worked together for many years. Jim made me a better person. It is also has been a pleasure knowing Marilyn. Please know both you and Jim are in our prayers, and if I can be of assistance in any way, please contact me. Lendon

  26. We are so sorry ,our prayers are with all the family and love ones.
    Altamaha Chapter.
    Wendell and Linda Harvey

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