62, of Fountain Hills passed away October 15, 2009 at his home. Born in Indianapolis, Indiana, he was a retired machinist at Honeywell. He moved to Arizona in 1979 to go to work for then Air Research in Phoenix. He is survived by his wife Billie, 3 children Andrew (Andrea) Luttrell, Krystal Abbott, Melissa Kaspazak, 2 stepdaughters, Lynn Hacker and Lisa
(Tim) Deckard of Indiana, 8 grandchildren Elizabeth, Zacharie, Madaline Genavieve, Kirstin, Ryan, Paige, Abby. Also surviving is a brother James M. Wright and wife Mary Ann of Surprise, Az, a niece Jody (Andrew) Hessel of Ohio and a nephew Michael S. Wright of Indiana. Thomas loved the outdoors, the Arizona heat, hiking, and fishing. He enjoyed playing cards and being with friends. He liked old movies and older vehicles and was known for his quick wit.
Friends are invited to a Memorial Service at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, October 23 at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix, Arizona 85018. You may send flowers or make contributions to the American Cancer Society.