James Robert Wright, Sr. aka Lightening

James Robert Wright, Sr. aka Lightening, 67, of Dickinson, TX, passed away January 11, 2019 in Houston. James was born June 15, 1951 to Elsie Louise and Robert Bobbie Wright in Freeport, Texas.  James graduated from Brazosport High School where he played baseball for the Exporters. He attended San Jac Community College prior to his training with the Texas Department of Public Safety. He retired from the Texas Department of Public Safety after 39 years of service to his community. James was a loyal member of the Shrine of the True Cross Catholic Church as well as the Texas DPSOA and was a former Board Member for Dickinson ISD and coached for the Dickinson Little League where he served on its board. 

James was preceded in death by his father. James leaves behind to cherish his memory his mother; his beloved wife of 44 years Carol Brenk Wright; sons James Wright, Jr., and Patrick John Wright and wife Mary Beth; daughter-in-law Olivia Krupala Wright; sisters Natalie Wright and Carolyn Cannon and husband Clyde; brother Herbert Wright; grandchildren Colton Wright, Mallory Wright, Landon Wright, and Caden Wright; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

In his honor a visitation will be held 5:00 – 7:00 pm, Monday, January 14, 2019, rosary at 7:00 pm, with mass being celebrated 1:00 pm, Tuesday, January 15, 2019, both at Shrine of the True Cross, Catholic Church, Dickinson, Texas.  Interment will follow at Mt. Olivet Catholic Cemetery Dickinson, Texas.


  1. My deepest sympathy to the Wright family. My heart goes out to you as you mourn James. Our heavenly Father lovingly reminds us that he “is close to the brokenhearted.” (Ps.34:18) He also gives the assurance that he will resurrect our dear loved ones back to life as Jesus did his friend Lazuras. (Acts 24:15, John 11:38-44) May these promises bring you comfort and give you hope for the future. (Rom. 15:4)

  2. Rest In Peace my sweet friend. Your JSC family sends our deepest condolences and prayers.

    Stacie (Cone) Mueller
  3. Carol,
    As you know, Jimmy was my mom’s buddy. She was probably at heaven’s gate waiting to greet him. No more pain; no more suffering for either of them. Jimmy left this world much too young, but we are all better for having known him. Our deepest sympathies to you and your family.
    With love and condolences,
    The Giamalva and Chamberlain families

    Sharon Chamberlain
  4. My deepest sympathy to the family of Jimmy Wright. You’re in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. It was great having him protect us at JSC for many years. Rest in peace Jimmy!
    Yolanda (Erskin) Hall

    Yolanda Hall
  5. Dearest Carol,

    We were saddened to hear of Jimmy’s passing. We are keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. Sending you love and hugs.

    Denise Brenk Crayton and Uncle Victor and Aunt Vlasta

    Denise Brenk Crayton
  6. Carol,

    So sorry for your loss. Prayers to you and your family

    Alisa Espitia(Kirkpatrick)

  7. Carol I just heard this news on Thursday. So sorry for the loss of your hubby. I lost mine 2 years ago. Haven’t seen you in many years. Marsha Thompson 409-457-7522

    Marsha Thompson
  8. Mrs carol. Words can’t explain!! I’m was heartbroken when I heard of mr Wright!! I wanted to say thank you for being so nice to our family! I have so much respect on how you raised 2 beautiful sons!! Mr whright was always nice to me!! He would always wave to me when I see him in town!! The day I met him I was amazed!! I wanted to wanted to b so much like him!! You’re a hell of a woman. And I know you are going to hang in there!! I always respected your family!! You and mr. Wright did it the right way!! My deepest condolences!!! Cain Gracia

    Cain Gracia

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