Eric L. Wright Jr.
Eric L. Wright Jr. (Butch to his family), died peacefully in his sleep Jan. 11, 2008.
He was born Dec. 29, 1948, in San Luis Obispo, Calif., to Eric L. Wright Sr. and Georgia Avis (Victor) Wright.
Eric was a 1967 graduate of Exeter Union High School, Exeter, Calif., where he was student body president his senior year. The following year he followed the tradition of both his parents and enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps. Eric served as a member of the 3rd Recon Battalion in Vietnam from August 1968 to July 1969. He was awarded the Navy Commendation Medal and Purple Heart among other awards.
Service in the Marine Corps was followed by several years as a member of Alameda County Sheriffs’ Department and many more years of adventure as he followed his own path. Eric returned to the San Diego area in 2005 and settled in Santee.
His family and friends agree that life was always more fun and interesting when Eric was around. He was a gifted storyteller who left everyone to wonder what was fact and what was fiction.
Eric didn’t live the perfect life ” he lived life perfectly, making every day an adventure.
Eric lived in Glenwood Springs from the mid-80s until about 1993 or 1994 under the name Steven Marcum.
Eric is survived by his wife, Ginger; mother; sister, Jo Ann Wright; and three grown children from previous marriages, Curtis Brogie, Brandy Brogie and Heather Wright.
Eric was preceded in death by his father.
Jan. 19, Eric’s ashes were scattered off the coast of San Diego where he spent many happy hours in his kayak.
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