Christopher Michael Wright

1976 ~ 2021 (age 44)


Christopher Michael Wright, formerly of Belle, was born August 24, 1976, a son of Terra (Woolley) Wright and Larry Basham. He died Sunday, January 17, 2021 in Lincoln County, MO at the age of 44.

Chris was raised by his grandparents, Harold “Wimp” and Virginia Woolley of Belle. He was a 1994 graduate of Belle High School where he was a standout baseball player, earning Gasconade Valley All-Conference honors his junior and senior seasons. He was named Top Defensive Player and also excelled at the plate with an impressive batting average of .500 his junior season and .510 his senior season. He was also involved in Show Choir, band and track while in high school.

When he was young, he was actively involved in youth activities at Faith Baptist Church, including Bible Drills, advancing to State Competition every year he participated.

The proudest achievements in his life were his two children, Gage and Gannon. He especially loved watching them play sports. He also loved riding motorcycles.

Chris was the proud owner of his own business, CW’s Doors and Openers. His friends fondly referred to him as “Garage Door.”

Survivors include his two sons, Gage Riske of Winfield and Gannon Wright of Mountain View; grandparents, Harold “Wimp” and Virginia Woolley of Belle; father Larry Basham of Foley; two sisters, Nichoel Snodgrass with husband Craig of Belle and Crystal Opfer with husband Kyle of Kansas City; one brother, Jonathan Woolley with wife Lisa; nephews Castin Woolley of Belle, Caleb Wright of Greenville and Gavin Snodgrass of Belle; niece Crista Woolley of Belle; uncle Bill Basham of Belle; aunts Debra Wright of Ina, IL, Vicki Stallman of Moberly, Sherri Crider of Belle, Christi Lurk of Branson, Kerri Jones of Belle, Brenda Norfleet of Jefferson City and Linda Buddemeyer of Union; and many cousins who loved him dearly.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Terra Sue Wright, who passed away in October of 2002. He is also preceded in death by his grandparents Fred and Dorothy Basham and great-grandparents John and Veta Shockley, and Fred and Orpha Woolley; and uncles Freddie James Basham and Garry Basham.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 23, 2021 at Faith Baptist Church, located at 35865 Highway 28 West in Belle. Jonathan Woolley will be leading the service. Visitation will be held from 12:00-2:00 p.m. with the service immediately following. His body will be cremated.

Memorials are suggested to the family of Christopher Wright, c/o Nichoel Snodgrass, 31594 Highway 28 West, Belle, MO 65013.

Family and friends are welcome to gather at the Belle-Bland Community Center, located at 200 Highway 28 West in Belle, immediately following the service for a meal and visiting.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Christopher Michael Wright, please visit our floral store.


January 23, 2021

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Faith Baptist Church
35865 Highway 28
Belle, MO 65013

Funeral Service
January 23, 2021

2:00 PM
First Baptist Church (Belle)

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