Carl S. Wright
Carl S. Wright
Carl passed away peacefully in his home on July 5, 2011, after a long battle with Parkinson’s Disease. He was born June 30, 1926 in Anderson, Calif., the youngest of four boys. The Wright family moved to Compton, Calif. in the early 1930’s where in 1948 he met and married his wife of 63 years, Dolores “Dedo” Underwood. They raised their three kids there. In 1967 the family moved to Long Beach, Calif., from there to Huntington Harbor in 1984 and finally to Bishop in 1998. He loved the Bishop Home.
From a very young age Carl was interested in cars, trucks and engines which led him to the construction industry. In 1964, he made a move that would change his life. He took a job with Max Rouse & Sons, Auctioneers in Beverly Hills, Calif. He was instrumental in getting that company involved in construction and heavy equipment auctioneering. He was a pioneer in the large equipment auction industry. And with this change, the world opened up to Carl and Dolores. They traveled extensively throughout the world and even lived for a short time in Singapore. Throughout it all, he continued to be involved in the construction industry and currently owns, along with his three children, Tonopah Sand & Gravel in Tonopah, Nev.
With just a 10th grade education, he was truly a self-made man. He was always there to help anybody who needed it. He was generous and loyal. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend.
He is survived by his wife, Dolores; their three children, Linda Fox-Blue, Carla and husband Ernie DeJacomo and Carl “Gruff” and wife Lisa Wright; nine grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 16 at Brune Mortuary Chapel, 325 West Elm Street in Bishop. Interment will follow at the East Line Street Cemetery in Bishop.