William Clarence Wright ended his battle with cancer peacefully at his home in the twilight hours of July 14, 2021. A Mass of Christian Burial for William, 55, will be Monday, July 19 at St. John the Baptist Church, 423 Hwy. 495, Cloutierville, with visitation beginning at 10 a.m. with a Rosary at 10:30 a.m. and Mass at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at the church cemetery in Cloutierville. A visitation will be Sunday, July 18 at Rose-Neath Funeral Home, 2500 Southside Dr., Shreveport, Louisiana from 2-5 p.m. Officiating the service will be Rev. Christian Ogbonna assisted by Pastor Craig Kennedy.
Born Jan. 9 1966, in Chambersburg, Pa., to Lafayette Thomas Wright and Allie-Mae Moran Wright, William quickly found his calling in life in Emergency Medical Services first earning certification as an Emergency Medical Technician at age 18 and starting his EMS career in the Houston, Texas area. After moving to Shreveport, William continued his education to become a Nationally Registered Paramedic in 1991, William served the citizens of Northwest Louisiana as a paramedic and paramedic supervisor for Balentine Ambulance Service as well as Natchitoches Parish EMS and Red River Parish EMS, transporting the sick and injured in their most vulnerable time of need. William had a love for teaching new EMTs and Paramedics not only the skills needed to excel in EMS but also the personal touch of genuinely caring for patients.
William was the master of the practical joke, no one was safe at the station to one of his pranks. As a disaster ambulance Strike team leader William deployed to disasters such as hurricane Katrina, Rita and many other largescale events.
William was always working while others were enjoying themselves, leading EMS responses to every major Mardi Gras Parade in Shreveport for the past 20 years.
William was an avid outdoorsman with a true passion for hunting, fishing, camping, riding 4-wheelers and a love of cooking anything that could walk, crawl or swim. He enjoyed riding 4-wheelers with his kids and extended family alike.
William is preceded in death by his grandparents, Clarence Moran and Manda Moran and Rosalee Wright and Willie Wright; cousin, Jeneen Christopher. William was a loving father and brother and is survived by his children, son, William Clarence Wright II and, fiancé Kristen Turney; daughter, Vanessa Marie Deneige Wright and husband, Mason Brousard; and their loving mother, Lisa LaCour Wright; special friend, Sylvia Teague; brother, Tony Moran and daughter, Karleigh; brother, Bruce Wright and son, Kasen, brother Tom Wright and wife, Angie and daughter, Jessica and son, Nicholas; mother, Allie Mae Moran Wright and father, Lafayette Thomas Wright; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and extended family.
Serving as pallbearers will be Brelan Johnson, Casey McBeath, Craig Edwards, Dusty Cooper, Larry Atteridge, Roger Ferrier, Saadiq Muslim, William Wright II. Serving as Honorary Pallbearers will be: Brandon House, Bruce Wright, Carl McBeath, Tony Moran, Tom Wright, all members of Balentine Ambulance A-Shift past and present.
The family would like to thank the following: Amedisys Hospice, Balentine Ambulance Service, Willis-Knighton Cancer Center, Dr. Randy Delmundo and Dr. Jim Small.