Everett Lovoyd “Rocky” Wright, age 66, of Nokomis, Fla., expired Monday, April 16, 2012, in Nokomis, Florida. He was born July 23, 1945 in St. Louis, Mo., the son of Burdella (Wright) Johnson, formerly of East St. Louis, Illi. Rocky was preceded in death by his loving grandparents, Fred and Lillian Wright; father, Samuel Johnson, and two brothers, Michael and Alvis Johnson.

Everett was called “Rocky” by all who really knew him. Rocky was raised in East St. Louis and was a 1963 graduate of Lincoln Sr. High School. He joined the Air Force immediately following graduation from high school and traveled to such places as London. While in the military he was trained in the medical field as a laboratory surgical technician. Upon his return to civilian life, he received training, and was subsequently employed at the Barnes-Jewish Medical Center (formerly Barnes Hospital) in St. Louis. Eventually he moved to Belfast, where he married and was employed at Waldo County General Hospital for many years. Upon his retirement, he moved to Nokomis, Fla.

The loved ones he leaves behind to cherish his memory are his loving wife, Laurene Wright, of Nokomis, Fla.; his wonderful mother, Burdella (Wright) Johnson; siblings Gary Johnson of Garland, Texas, Susan Loyd of Newport News, Va.; the Rev. Michelle Gist (the Rev. Jesse Gist), of Tulsa, Okla.; Roszell Johnson (Jacqueline Johnson), East St. Louis; Tracey Goldsby (Miles Goldsby), Virginia Beach, Va.; Twyla Harris (the Rev. Kenneth Harris), Chicago; stepchildren Michael Wood (Valerie), Cheryl Baltrush (Vern), Brenda Boulier (James), and Peter Wood (Christie); and a host of nephews, nieces, aunts, uncles, grandchildren, cousins and friends.

Arrangements are with Riposta Funeral Home, 182 Waldo Ave., Belfast. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.ripostafh.com. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. June 16, at Faith Temple Church of God, Lincolnville Ave, Belfast. a graveside service will be held at Maine Veterans Cemetery in Augusta June 18, at 11 a.m.