Joey Wright was a firefighter for Nichols Fire Protection District for six years. He was also on the board of Nichols Fire District as a secretary. Joey took pride in his truck. He started as a rookie firefighter and worked to become an engineer. One thing always remained the same. No matter what, he always had his fellow firefighters’ back in any given situation.
The firefighter who drove Joey’s fire truck to bring Joey home from the coroner’s office said all the light came on inside and outside the truck, and the inside lights turned off immediately upon arrival at the destination. This also happened on the way to the cemetery after the funeral. We said, “Joey’s here.” Joey will always watch out for us, his friends, fellow firefighters, and whoever drives his truck.
Joey was active in Cub Scout Pack 81 for many years. When our son crossed over into Boy Scouts, Joey became the assistant scoutmaster of Troop 81. He was very eager to help these young men become responsible Eagle Scouts. He was also involved with scout camps as a merit badge counselor for CPR, first aid, and emergency preparedness.