Walter Joseph Wright, 82, died May 1, 2015, at home in Lakeland.
Mr. Wright was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. His passion for land development and real estate led him to venture from Utah to Texas, continuing to Florida and working his way to the Tampa Bay area in the early 1970s. Friends and family will always remember him for his life stories fully laced with his infectious laugh and smile. Mr. Wright was always full of energy and never let age or time slow him down. He lived life to the fullest and positively impacted those around him with his charm, charisma and love. In his free time, he enjoyed traveling, golf and monitoring the state lotto. His lifelong passions included his family, black -and-white western movies, karaoke and, of course, Frank Sinatra.
He is survived by his wife, Deborah Wright; daughters, Lindsay Wright, Julie Dobbs and Rocio Danielson; sons, Charles “Bud” Jorgensen and Bradley Jorgensen; sister, Iras Trover; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
A celebration of life will be held at 5 p.m. Friday, May 8, at the family residence located at 5135 Drane Field Road, Lakeland, 33811. We welcome you to join us to honor Mr. Wright and share fond memories. We kindly request for you to RSVP to Lindsay Wright if you are able to attend: (907) 841-1860. Online condolences may be made at HopewellFuneral.com.