John Wright, vp of gross sales for Atlanta, Ga.-based Arrow Exterminators, died Jan. 28. Born in Atlanta on June 30, 1955, Wright majored in enterprise at DeKalb Faculty (now often called Perimeter Faculty at Georgia State College). He joined Arrow in June 1973.
“John and the Wright household helped construct Arrow Exterminators from the bottom up,” Arrow CEO Emily Thomas Kendrick stated in a information launch. “In 1964, my grandparents, Starkey and Imogene Thomas, began Arrow, and some years later, Butsy Wright, John’s father who had labored with Starkey at Orkin, made the leap of religion over to Arrow.”
Kendrick added that Butsy was “a famous person salesman for Arrow and mentor to my dad,” Pest Administration Skilled Corridor of Famer Joe Thomas (Class of 2009).
“If that wasn’t sufficient, Butsy and his spouse, Avon, produced a tremendous second, third and now fourth era of Wrights who’ve made, and can proceed to make, their very own particular marks on our firm,” she stated. “Arrow wouldn’t be the place we’re at present with out the love, help and exhausting work of the Wright household.”
Arrow crew members describe John Wright as a buddy, father determine, brother, mentor, and extra. Except for his skilled life, John was a devoted household man. When he was not fishing or looking, he cherished spending time together with his household, together with his spouse and highschool sweetheart of 46 years, Mary Lynn; his two kids, Heidi and Jimbo; and his grandchildren Emma, Wyatt, Langston and Porter.
“The place do you even begin, on the subject of a person who was the total bundle in all areas of life?” Kendrick stated. “Whether or not he was a rock star in his household and private life, or a rock star in his skilled life, John had an actual reward with folks from all walks of life. He was a pure in gross sales and in life due to his love for folks. He cherished to assist and supply options to no matter state of affairs his household, mates or colleagues may be in. It was a pleasure and pleasure to know this excellent man.”