Thomas E. Wright - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Thomas E. Wright

July 8, 1940 - April 15, 2019

Thomas E. Wright, age 78, of Elkton, MD, passed away on Monday, April 15, 2019, surrounded by his loving family.

Born in Pittsburgh, PA on July 8, 1940, he was a son of the late Elmer and Inez (Free) Wright.  Thomas worked for Jones & Laughlin Steel Corporation as a locomotive operator and retired after more than 40 years. 

He loved sports, especially bowling in his younger years and cheering on his beloved Pittsburgh Steelers and Pirates.  Thomas found delight in playing the lottery.  He enjoyed watching the History Channel and old WWII movies.  Thomas was a member of the Life Community Church for many years.  Thomas’ fondest memories were made living in Colorado and enjoying the scenery.       

Thomas is survived by his loving wife, Pauline E. (Harper) Wright; children, Shawn Wright (Debbie Ivery) of Atlanta, GA, Sharon Devine (Jason) of Albany, NY and Kelly Morgan (Keith) Of Newark; brother, Ernest Wright; sister, Deborah Williams; special nephew, Tyrone Magby, that he loved like a son; grandchildren, Jordan Davis, Micah Morgan, Jayda Devine, Keira Morgan, Max Devine and Samira Morgan; and great granddaughter, Ava Davis.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 9:30 am until 11 am on Saturday, April 20, 2019, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 11 am.  Interment will follow in Gilpin Manor Memorial Park, Appleton Road, Elkton, MD.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Thomas’ memory to Life Community Church, 750 Otts Chapel Road, Newark, DE 19713.


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25 Condolences for Thomas E. Wright

  • My favorite cousin, I will miss you. I remember the fun times we had as children. Memories you never forget. Love you always and I’ll see you again.

  • To the best grandad I could’ve asked for:thank you for 19 years full of love laughs and running away from ducks. Heaven received an angel

  • Love you Uncle Pumpkin!

  • Rest In Peace Dad!!!!!! Love you forever!!!


  • My prayers are with you all. I will miss my Uncle! Love you Aunt Sissy! Love you Shawn, Niecey and Kelly!

  • R.I.P Uncle Punkin

  • Rest in peace 🙏🙏🙏🙏.

  • We will Miss Grandads voice. Get it Man Get it Max. Loved forevermore

  • Love you Grandad miss you so much already, I’ll see you on the other side someday. You instilled in me the love and passion I have for Pittsburgh Sports Teams.

  • Uncle Punkin you got your reward. Now you can live the good life with God. Thank you for taking care of me 1980-1982 during my time at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. When I arrived home everyday you were always there. We would talk about so many things including God. Your a real man the world needs more like you. Rest In Heaven. Love Sheena

  • Dear Pauline, daughters and grand children, you are in my thoughts, heart and prayers. I will continue to pray for you, but God will sustain and uphold you with His righteous right hand. Sincerely, Doris

  • I adore you, Uncle Pumpkin. Rest In Power!!! And tell everyone, I said “ Hello”.

  • I am so sorry for your loss. Will be keeping you all in my prayers.

  • I love and miss you granddad. You were the best . Specially when you gave me $20 every time I told you I got A even though you and grandma both knew I only got a borderline B. Thank you for always believing in me, supporting me and always telling me I was smart and to try just a little harder even when I didn’t believe it. I would run up and down the stairs all day again for your honey buns ! I’m gunna miss your voice and so is max ! “Row row row your boat” We love you

  • Words of sympathy for you Shawn
    In life, God gives us the parents we should have and parents we need to help us travel this journey of Life, and when we all have completed our tasks which we came here to do,God takes us unto his own. May God continue to bless you and your family, giving you strength and courage knowing that you carry your father always in your heart and memories. You and your family are in my prayers . May God continue to bless your father granting him entrance in the land of light and joy in the fellowship of Jesus Christ our Lord.
    With Deepest Love and Sympathy

  • It was an honor knowing such a fine man, we will miss him. We send our love to his family.

  • Niecy and Kelly-
    So sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family.
    Madison and Stacy

  • I never personally met you but have heard many nice things about you. My condolences to the family.. Rest in peace..

  • To the Wright Family,
    So sorry for your loss. Sending your entire family light and love during this difficult time.

  • I love you uncle pumpkin, you are a great man and role model to all the males in our family. I always looked at you and Sis as my in-laws and I want to thank you and Sis for everything y’all have done for my family. Rest In Peace.

  • My deepest condolences to Sissy and family. Sorry for your lost. May God bless and continue to strengthen you in the days to come. The Magby Family.

  • Rest in Heaven Uncle Pumpkin from the Rose family!!! You will live on through our memories.

  • We love you Uncle Punkin. Thank you for all of the fun memories.. like the time you took all of us to the bowling alley. I was only about 10 years old but I remember that to this day. Your genuine and kind spirit will forever be missed.

    Love , Trae and family

  • Dad,

    I will miss you every day. You were the wind beneath my wings. You taught me to fly on my own and you will always be my hero. I know you are in heaven looking down on me and waiting for the day we are reunited. I will always love you.

  • Dear Pauline & family,
    I was very shocked when you notified me that Thomas had passed. In the 3 short visits I had with him I was very impressed by him in so many ways. I was in Virginia with family or else I would have been at his viewing. I see his interment was at Gilpin Manor Memorial Park. That too is where I’ll go one day. My father, mother & baby sister are already there. So forever in body alone will we remain as neighbors. Pauline if you need me for anything please don’t hesitate to phone me or the Amedisysis office.