Cover photo for Walter Wright's Obituary
Walter Wright Profile Photo

Walter Wright

December 6, 1922 — June 6, 2012

Walter Wright

Obituary for Walter William Wright

Walter William Wright, age 89, of Carroll, Iowa and formerly of Atlantic, Iowa, passed away on Wednesday, June 6, 2012, at St. Anthony Regional Hospital in Carroll.

Born on December 6, 1922 in Atlantic, Iowa, he was the son of John and Jessie May (Earl) Wright. He grew up in Atlantic and at the age of 14 he left home and traveled the country on trains. He spent a lot of time on the west coast and worked for Boeing Aircraft. Walter was also an interior decorator and did painting and wallpapering. One of his big projects was the Dodge House in Council Bluffs, Iowa. He was married to Opal Mae Wright on May 12, 1946. The couple lived in several cities before moving to Carroll in the late 1980's. Walt enjoyed fishing, walking on the bike path from Swan Lake to Maple River, and going for long drives to sightsee.

Walter is survived by a son T. W. Wright and his wife Yvonne of Carroll; two sisters, Hazel Johnson of Exira and June Johnson of Council Bluffs; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife in 2011; four sisters, Ruth, Sis, Phyllis and Mary; and two brothers, John and Jim.

Graveside services will be held at 3:00 P.M. on Tuesday, June 12, 2012 at the Carroll City Cemetery. Condolences for the family may be left on the Roland Funeral Home website at
To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Walter Wright, please visit our flower store.

Past Services

Interment Location

Roland Funeral Service

204 E 5th St, Atlantic, IA 50022

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Visits: 4

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree