Francis Eugene "Gene" Wright Francis Eugene "Gene" Wright, age 83, of Marysville died Monday, December 5, 2011, at The Gables at Green Pastures with his family at his side. Gene was the owner of Wright's Western Wear (WWW) and Wright's Shoe Repair in uptown Marysville for 51 years establishing his business in July of 1954. Usually outfitted in his cowboy boots and hat, Gene was an easily recognized and well-liked member of the community. He had attended the Middleburg United Methodist Church and was a proud veteran of the Korean Conflict having serving in the US Army Medical Corp. He truly enjoyed working and attending church and took much delight in visiting with friends, family, and his customers. He was born April 26, 1928, in Wapakoneta, to the late Harold Orville and Mary Clementine Guesse Wright. Survivors include his son, Ronald (Jennifer) Wright, Marysville; 2 grandsons, Thomas Wright and Robert Wright; 2 great-grandchildren, Natalia and Nicholas Wright; a sister, Phyllis Young, Crossville, TN; a brother, Larry Wright, California; and many friends. A Celebration of Gene's life will take place Wednesday, December 7, 2011, at 7:00 pm at Mannasmith Funeral Home, Marysville. Reverend John M. Groat will officiate. Friends may call from 5:00 p.m. until the time of the service. Following the deceased's wishes, his body has been donated for anatomical study. Memorial contributions may be made to Community Care Train in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed at www.mannasmithfuneralhome.com.