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Varna Fox Wright

January 26, 1947 — September 24, 2023


Varna Fox Wright, age 76, passed away on Sunday, September 24th surrounded by his family.

He was born in Somerset, Kentucky on January 26, 1947, to the late David and Isabell (Beasley) Wright. He is survived by his beloved wife of 53 years, Thelma(Fletcher) Wright. Varna was a devoted father to his four children, Varna “Benjamin” Wright Jr., Johnnie Wright, favorite daughter Geneice (Philip) Schaiper and Travis (Gail) Wright. 

He was an adoring grandfather to Carol (Chad) Claussen, Robby (Jacqueline) Fletcher, Kyle (Mia) Schaiper, Alexandra (Lexie) Schaiper, Anthony Derose, Shyanne Wright, Travis Wright Jr., Emily Wright and Charles Joseph "C.J." Schaiper. Varna especially enjoyed doting on his great-grandchildren, Italy, Sicily, Rome, Clara, Amelia “Mia”, Venice “John”, Rosalie and William. Varna’s favorite sister, Arlene (Richard) Mofield, brother Clemon “Skip” (Karon) Wright and sister-in-law, Lois Wright are saddened by his passing. He will be missed by his loving nieces, nephews, in laws and long-time friends.Varna was preceded in death by his brother, Vola Wright, nephew, Kenney Wright and niece, Sandra Wright.Varna grew up in Somerset, Kentucky. He moved to Cincinnati as a young man where he worked and raised his family until his retirement from Stearns and Foster. He returned home to Somerset in recent years to enjoy his retirement with his family.

Visitation will be held on Friday, September 29 th from 5- 8 PM at Pulaski Funeral Home at 165 KY-2227, Somerset, KY 42503. Funeral service will be held on Saturday, September 30 th at 1 PM with Bros. Roger Wright, Steve Bruce and Chris Mofield officiating. 

Burial will follow the funeral at Wesley’s Chapel Cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions in Varna’s Memory be made to Hospice of Lake Cumberland ( or The American Heart Association

 Pulaski Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.

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Friday, September 29, 2023

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Saturday, September 30, 2023

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