Horace Daniel Wright

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Horace Daniel “Dan” Wright, 71, “Pop” of Abbott, tragically passed away Friday, April 14, 2023 from injuries sustained while serving as a volunteer firefighter with the Abbott Volunteer Fire Department.

Funeral Service: 11AM Friday, April 21 at Lake Shore Funeral Home Chapel

Dan was born October 14, 1951 in Falfurris. He was the first of five siblings born to Horace and Betty Wright.

Dan retired from Holt Cat in December of 2021 after 45 years of service. He bought his little ranch in Abbott and promptly decided to join the volunteer fire department. He loved serving others in any way he could. He truly had a servant’s heart. He also enjoyed gardening, hunting, and fishing, but his greatest pastime was watching his grandchildren in their activities.

Dan never met a stranger and left an impression on everyone he met. He had an infectious smile that everyone loved. Dan loved the Lord with all his heart and his family was his world. All he ever wanted in life was for everyone to be happy. Heaven truly gained an angel April 14, 2023, and “I am certain that if anything is left lying around on the streets of gold it wouldn’t be left for long, Pop’s got it!”

Dan will be missed by so many but we can rejoice in knowing we will meet again.

He was preceded in death by his parents; father-in-law, Gene Smith; and two nephews.

Dan is survived by his wife of 48 years, Susan of Abbott; son, Brent Wright and wife Lisa, along with grandchildren, Aiden, Carson, and Brooke, all of Frisco; mother-in-law, Barbara Smith of Valley Mills; sisters, Anne and Tommy Doran of Georgetown, and Teresa and Rocky Ryan of Corpus Christi; brothers, Wayne and Diane Wright of Ft. Worth, and Paul and Dee Wright of Midland; and many nieces, nephews, sisters-in-laws and brothers-in-laws.

In lieu of Flowers, memorial contributions should be made to Abbott Volunteer Fire Department or Texas Line of Duty Death Task Force.

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  1. Dan, was my friend and co worker, he is a caring and giving person. He always expressed his love for his wife and son. He felt over the moon with his beautiful grandchildren speaking of them with such love. I am blessed to have known him.

  2. Susan Pettey Donnell

    Dan was a very nice fun man. He married one of my best friends from high school (Sandra Smith) sister Susan.. My heart breaks for this sweet family but i know they will see him rejoicing in Heaven one day. Love, hugs and prayers for peace and comfort during this difficult and tragic time for Susan, Brent and all of hs family, friends and co-workers. Fly high Dan! 💕😇🙏

  3. Susan……many hugs and prayers coming your way….I’ve known Dan and Susan at least 25+ years from Bellmead Calvary Baptist Church…Dan was just a great guy…who would do anything for you..
    he loved our Lord Jesus and served Him for many years with a compassionate heart….you will truly be
    missed. Debbie Todaro

  4. Dan started at darr little but after me. Hard worker great personality. He will be missed

  5. When I think of Dan – I see the word Family. Dan loved his family He was very proud of them. He will definitely be remembered by so many.

    Susan, Brent and the rest of his extended family you will be on my prayers for the days to come

    Love hugs and prayers

    Robin Mack

  6. Kellie Fulbright

    Susan am sorry for ur loss dan was a godly man he loved to joke with us and all. He will be messed dearly.

    Praying for u and family
    Sincerely Kellie Fulbright

  7. Sending my deepest sympathy and caring wishes to you and your family. I am so blessed to have worked with Dan for several years at the store in Little Elm. It was a joy to work with him and I have many memories to cherish.

  8. A scholar of a man, Dan was extremely knowledgeable of Cat products. RIP

  9. Love and prayers to family and friends. He was a beautiful person. Fay Millsaps

  10. Condolences from the Aleman Family . Dan was my friend for many years . Dan will be missed by many. Brother Dan we will see you on the other side one day 🙏🙏🙏

  11. Michael C Ashley

    Dan is someone I will never forget. He was kind and caring and my friend. My prayers for his family

  12. Dan & Patty Dooley

    So upbeat, committed to success ,and a problem solver, all while he made you smile!
    So enjoyed working with Dan-peace and comfort to all family and close friends.

  13. I am sorry for your loss. Praying for the Wright family.

  14. Susan,Brent and family,,I am so sorry for your loss.Dan was one in a million and was so loyal to everyone he knew.The world is better because of Dan Wright.Love and prayers.

  15. My deepest condolences for the Wright Family. I never had the privilege of meeting Dan in person, however spoke with him on several occasions as a field tech for Holt Cat. I always enjoyed speaking with Dan, he had a cheerful heart and always was willing to help and point me in the right direction. Holt truly lost a valuable asset when he retired and the world has lost a truly remarkable soul. My heart is heavy with sorrow knowing he has gone to a more peaceful place, but we will meet again.

  16. My deepest sympathy. Dan was such a great person and I truly enjoyed working with him at Holt. He will be greatly missed. Sending prayers and love.

  17. Susan: We lost touch a long time ago but I have always been grateful for you for helping me get the job at Bailey. I know this is a heart breaking situation and even though I never met your husband, I remember you talking about him and he sounded like a wonderful husband and father. I will pray for you.

  18. Patricia Anne Doran

    My brother was truly a loving person. He was the leader of our pack. We fought, played and protected each other., but Danny’s strong love for Christ and his family was who he was.

  19. Mike and Phyllis Orand

    Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.

  20. I had the pleasure of knowing Dan when we worked together ar Darr for several years. Always a pleasure to be around . Shared lots of stories and a lot of laughs back then. A real good man that loved his family and made you proud to call him a friend. All my best to Susan and the family.

  21. We did know him but, live in the small town of Abbott. He was a hero-putting his life on the line for the betterment of others. God bless his family & may he rest in peace.
    Linda & Mike Bole

  22. Wayne & Diane Wright

    My brother-in-law was a real life superhero! His gift was being a doer, helper, fixer! I will always have memories of all of us going to Corpus for holidays. Danny would walk through the door and within the first 30 minutes of being there he had sized up his mom’s house and yard and made a list of everything that needed to be repaired, trimmed up, or fixed. He delighted in showing his love by helping others. He had a heart bigger than the state of Texas! But the most important thing in his life was God and family. His face would light up with pride when talking about Susan, Brent, and his 3 precious grand children. They were his world! No doubt Danny burst into sudden glory as he met Jesus and heard the words “ Well done my good and faithful servant!”
    Wayne & Diane Wright

  23. Dan and Judy Norris

    Dan was such a wonderful man. I’m so sorry learn he has passed. We were blessed to have him in our lives.

  24. Dan will be missed dearly. He always took time to help in anyway that we can. He made you feel special whenever you would have a conversation with him.

    God Bless you Dan

  25. Dear Susan & family, my deepest sympathy for the loss of your precious Dan. I saw the love in both of your hearts from your wedding day & every time I was fortunate to run into you both. May God ease your pain at the sad time. Sending my love & prayers.
    Dolores McCoy

  26. Rudy & JoAn Bustos

    The world has lost an incredible life. You have our sincere condolences, and our deepest sympathy,

  27. Donna Komonosky

    Susan, Brent and family,

    My most heartfelt sympathy for your loss of your beloved husband, father and a friend to so many people.

    Dan will live forever within our hearts and through all the wonderful things that he has been a part of within his life time. He touched so many people with his kind heart, his contagious smile and was admired by all who came in contact with him.

    I will always remember when my Grandson, Joey would spend the weekend over my house, without fail there would be a knock on the door and there was Dan with a plate of warm homemade chocolate chip cookies for Joey. The thoughtfulness will never be forgotten.

    My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.

    Donna Komonosky

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