Oscar Will Wright, affectionally known as Simpson, O. W. and Dub was born on December 28,1938 to Sam Wright and Myrtle Sanders Wright, in Lubbock, Texas.
As a young child Oscar excepted Christ at Bethel A.M.E. in Lubbock, Texas. Later, he joined and was baptized at New Jerusalem Baptist Church, in San Antonio under the Leadership of Pastor, Jeffrey A. Garner. Oscar taught Sunday School and was ordained as a deacon on January 29, 2006.
Oscar graduated from Paul Lawrence Dunbar High School in Lubbock, Texas in 1957 earning a music scholarship to Langston University in Oklahoma. His choice of instrument was the trumpet. While attending Langston, he was a proud member of the marching band. Oscar was the Hi-Y President, Band President of the Orchestra, and pledged Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. In 1962 he graduated from Langston University with a Bachelor of Science in Education.
Oscar moved to San Antonio and began his teaching career. He taught 32 years in the San Antonio Independent School District; two years at Storm Elementary and thirty years at David G. Burnet Elementary School. Oscar’s focus in teaching was to ensure that his students had a solid foundation to succeed in life. Oscar was recognized in the Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers. During the summer months he worked as a counselor with Project F.R.E.E which was a summer youth employment training program. Oscar retired December 19, 1997.
Oscar united in matrimony to Linda Marie Bomar on June 17,1978.
He is preceded in death by his parents and three sisters: Naomi Maden, Minnie Travenia and Carrie Russell.
Oscar leaves to cherish his memories; a loving wife, Linda of forty-four years, sons Oscar L. Wright (Gloria), Odessa, Texas; Vincent Wright, San Antonio, Texas; daughters Sharnee Horton (Percy), Denver City, Texas; Alisa Forman, North Richland Hills, Texas; one sister, Ruth Howard, Lubbock, Texas; one brother, Biff Wright, (Cynthia), El Paso, Texas; nine grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends.