Clouis Wright Obituary Death – Athens resident Louis E. Wright passed away on February 7, 2023 at the age of 82 due to Parkinson’s disease-related complications. He was the son of Edgar Hurd Wright and Dove (Harrell) Wright, and he was born in Buras, Louisiana.
He attended Louisiana State University (LSU) before moving on to receive his doctorate in Physics from Duke University.
He was born and raised close to Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He was awarded a Humbolt fellowship, which enabled him to travel to Frankfurt, Germany, and it was there that he met his future wife, Karin, who was also enrolled in school there. In 1970, he made the decision to join the Ohio University faculty and joined the department of physics.
He was a talented educator as well as a prolific researcher; his work was supported by grants, and he guided the PhD dissertations of thirteen pupils. From 1990 until 2005, he served as Chair of the Department, during which time it went through a period of generational transition as well as intelligent expansion. His advice was to “educate yourself in various scientific disciplines,” to respect one’s colleagues, and to have a positive outlook.
In addition to this, he developed an interest in the management of the university and went on to hold the influential position of chair of the OU Faculty Senate for a period of two years. His interests included solving Sudoku puzzles, playing Bridge, and reading dozens of journals devoted to physics and current events.
In addition to that, he was a member of the Rotary club and served as President of the Athens Village. His wife, Karin, and his two daughters, Leslie Wright (husband Mike Keneipp) and Avery Wright Yowell (husband Ryan Yowell), as well as his grandson Erie Yowell, survive him. At a later time, a private memorial service is going to be scheduled. The Jagers and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements at this time.