Travis Jay Wright, 29, of Newton died Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017. A memorial service will be at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17 at the Wallace Family Funeral Home and Crematory. The family will greet friends after the service at the funeral home. Memorials to Travis’ family may be left at the funeral home.
Travis, the son of Darrell Tenly and Jody Kae (Helm) Wright, was born June 10, 1988, in Dubuque. They lived in Dubuque until 1997, when they moved to Newton. Travis graduated from Newton High School in 2007, and received his electrical diploma from DMACC. Travis had been working at Purfoods in Grinnell. He enjoyed sci-fi, reading, gaming and making jewelry. The prides of his life were his three cats and his Miata.
Those left to celebrate Travis’ life are his mom, Jody Wright of Newton; grandparents, Virgil and Jean Helm of Crystal Lake; half-siblings, Rene and Kirk Brown, Matt and Apryl Wright, and Melissa and Danny DuPlessis; and his aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father, Darrell Wright; grandparents, Carl and Ethel Wright; and a sister, Laura DePlessis.