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Harland Wright

November 22, 1934 — July 6, 2019

Harland G. Wright of Campbellsville, son of the late Walter Wright and Gertrude Martin Wright, was born November 22, 1934 in Taylor County, Kentucky.  He died at 3:37 A.M., Saturday, July 6, 2019 in Campbellsville.         Age: 84

He professed faith in Christ and was a member of Campbellsville Baptist
Temple. Harland was a former employee of Fruit of the Loom.

April 15, 1974 Harland headed for Nashville, Tennessee to enroll in Auctioneer School. He spent two weeks training for different aspects of becoming an auctioneer like the chant of an auctioneer, which seemed to be natural for him.  The first year after completing his training, he served his apprenticeship under Finis Durrett, owner of Durrett Auction Co. from Greensburg, Kentucky. He auctioned at several stockyards including Leitchfield, Louisville, Bowling Green and several more across the state. In 1977 He joined Kessler Auction & Realty Company as a full time auctioneer he also served as auctioneer at Taylor County Stockyards.  After the closure of the Stockyards he continued to conduct auctions for Kessler Auction & Realty Company. If you attended one of the sales you would hear the chant of Harland Wright as he auctioneered and you would see his wife, Judy by his side as she clerked the sales. Harland also enjoyed playing his banjo and guitar for his family and friends.

He united in marriage to Jewell Garnett September 15, 1956 and she preceded him in death April 18, 1981. Harland later united in marriage to Judy Richerson

June 26, 1982.

Besides his wife, Judy Wright of Campbellsville, he is survived by two brothers-in-law: Ronnie Richerson and wife, Deena of Campbellsville and Rick Richerson and wife, Cecilia of Cox’s Creek; several nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends.

He was also preceded in death by one son, Darrell Wright and two brothers: Wilburn Wright and Dennis Wright.

VISITATION: 4:00 – 8:00 P.M., Monday at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home

FUNERAL SERVICE:   11:00 A.M., Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home by Pastor Jase Divens

BURIAL:    Campbellsville Memorial Gardens



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