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Avery Bruce Joseph "Joe" Wight, born December 31, 1942, died March 8, 2010. Joe, as he was known by family and friends, was a quiet man with exceptional intellectual gifts. Joe was the first of nine children born to Dr. Avery B. and Teresa Wight. Joe was born in Detroit, Michigan and was raised in Enid. He attended St. Joseph's Elementary School and Memorial High School. He graduated from Phillips University with a degree in Mathematics. He pursued advanced studies at the University of Wisconsin and the University of Maryland. He retired from CVS as a photographic technician in 2009. He was a comfort to his mother in his last years, and her constant companion, after the death of his father in 1995. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Christ the King Church in Oklahoma City on Wednesday, March 10, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. with Reverend Rick Stansberry officiating. Burial will be held at a later date in Calvary Cemetery in Enid. Services are under the direction of Henninger-Hinson Funeral Home in Enid, OK. He is preceded in death by his father, Avery Bruce Wight, M.D, and an infant sister, Margaret Teresa. Joe is survived by his mother, Teresa Wight of Oklahoma City; four brothers, James Wight, M.D. of Ada, OK, Richard Wight of Samos, Greece, Charles Wight and wife Shira of Novato, CA, John Wight and his wife Beth of Edmond, OK; three sisters, Mary Anne McCaffree M.D. and her husband Robert of Oklahoma City, Martha Wight of Oklahoma City, Cecelia Wight of Tulsa, OK. Joe stubbornly refused to give in easily, battling cancer and congestive heart failure, before finally succumbing to his ailments, while surrounded by many family members in his home in Oklahoma City. Many thanks to the many doctors, nurses and medical personnel who assisted Joe over the past five years. The family is especially grateful to the Centennial Hospice care nurses who attended to Joe in his final days and hours. A special Oscar goes to his sister, Martha, who tended to Joe day and night in his final months with us. Joe was baptized as an infant into the Catholic faith, and was thus a life-long debtor to the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ. He was also a friend of Bill W. and Dr. Bob. Many thanks to the good people of his home group for their support. In lieu of flowers, please remember Joe by making a memorial donation through the funeral home to the Salvation Army, Adult Rehabilitation Center, Oklahoma City. Condolences may be made online at www.enid wecare.com

Published in The Oklahoman on Mar. 10, 2010
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