Leslie Neil Wright
Co -Owner / Embalmer and Funeral Director
Leslie Neil Wright is a second generation owner and is the youngest son of Jesse B. and Mona Wright, the founders of Wright's Funeral Home. Neil is a lifelong resident of the City of Greenup. Born in 1967, he is a graduate of Greenup County High School '85 and Mid America College of Funeral Science '86. He started his funeral directors and embalmers apprenticeship at Schoppenhorst & Underwood Funeral Home in Louisville in 1985, later transferring to the family business in Greenup. In 1988 he married Leslie Renee Tussey Wright and they are the proud parents of one daughter, Ashley Morgan Wright. In 1991 Neil and Renee took over management of the family business from his parents.
Neil has always been active in his community. In 1984 he followed his father by joining the City of Greenup Fire Department working his way up the ranks to the position of Chief in 2001. In 1986 he joined the Greenup Lions Club serving two terms as president and several as secretary. In 2004 Lions Club International honored Neil with making him a Melvin Jones Fellow, one of the highest awards a member can receive. He has also served on the Board of Directors for the Little Sandy Fire Department, Riverview Cemetery Association, Greenup County Ambulance Board, Greenup County Park and Fair Board, Riverside Swim Club, City of Greenup Main Street and Greenup Old Fashion Days. He has served two terms as a City of Greenup Council member, he is a member of the Russell Fraternal Order of Police #45, is Past Master and currently the Treasurer of Greenup Masonic Lodge #89 F & AM. In 1988 he earned a certification as Kentucky State Fire Instructor, he is currently serving as Asst. Chief of the Greenup Fire Department and recently has been re- elected to his fourth term as the Greenup County Coroner.