Fallen Hero: Retired Master Sergeant Charles (Chuck) Wright


Funeral Home

Bradford-O’Keefe Funeral Home

15th Street Gulfport, MS


Thursday, February 29, 2024, 6-8 p.m. and Friday, March 1, 2024, and 10-11 a.m., Bradford-O’Keefe Funeral Home


Friday, March 1, 2024 , 11 a.m., Bradford-O’Keefe Funeral Home


Military Service Tribute, Honors, and Obituary 

Recognizing and Honoring a Fallen Hero, Who Served Within the Mississippi National Guard. “Fallen, Yet Not Forgotten”

In recognition of our proud American tradition of honorable service which our military men and women have given to their country and our State, we honor a Fallen Hero. Our nation, our state, and the National Guard Association of MS (NGAMS) regard the memorializing of its retired military deceased as an honorable and sacred obligation.

Another great Soldier and Fallen Hero has been released from duty, passed from our ranks on February 23, 2024, and has moved on to his heavenly home.  Retired Master Sergeant Charles (Chuck) Wright, age 67 ,who had served in the MSARNG within the 1108th TASM-G and worked full time at the MS  AVCRAD, as an electronic technician has departed and gone to a better place with our good Lord. 

It takes a special person to serve within the military for their country, giving up their family time, comfort, and safety for their country, ultimately for all Americans to enjoy their freedoms, safety, and way of life. We now applaud you for your service to our country.  A special message from General Douglas McArthur remains applicable today for our servicemen that have passed: “Old Soldiers never die; they just fade away”.

Rest in Peace Soldier.  We applaud your patriotism, sacrifices, and brave efforts in serving our country and your family for their support of your service. We thank you for your service. Without your efforts and your families’ support, our country would not stand so boldly, shine so bright, and live so free.

You now have earned a rest, so go fly with the Angels, go rest high on that mountain; your work on earth is done. Go to heaven a-shoutin’ Love for the Father and the Son.

Another great Soldier has gone home, “Fallen, Yet Not Forgotten, Soldier for Life”.

Obituary, Visitation, and Service details: 

Charles “Chuck” M. Wright, age 67, passed away on Friday, February 23, 2024.

Mr. Charles Wright was a longtime resident of Gulfport, Ms. He graduated from Gulfport East High School in 1974. He served 30 years in the Mississippi Army National Guard and deployed to serve three tours in Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Mr. Wright was proceeded in death by his parents, George and Dorothy Wright and brother, George Wright Jr. (Paula).

He is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Jo Ann Wright; 2 children, Joseph Wright (Cristine) and Jena Brown (Richard); 8 grandchildren, Cadence Wright, Langdon Wright, Easton Brown, Paisleigh Brown, Kolbie Wright, Daniel Wright, Magnolia Brown, and Lincoln Wright; nephew, Mark Wright (Stephanie); niece, Michelle Clifford (Tom); a great-nephew; many great-nieces; and fur baby, Marley.

The family would like to extend a special gratitude and appreciation to Memorial Hospital ICU nurses and doctors for their care of Charles Wright.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, February 29, 2024 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. with a service on Friday, March 1, 2024 at 11:00 a.m. all at Bradford-O’Keefe Funeral Home, 15th Street, Gulfport. Friends may visit one-hour prior to Friday’s service. Interment will follow at Biloxi National Cemetery with military honors. Bradford-O’Keefe Funeral Home, 15th Street, Gulfport is honored to serve the Wright family.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 and Humane So