JOHNSON CITY- Howard Wayne Wright, 78, passed away on Wednesday (May 19, 2016) at his residence following an extended illness. Mr. Wright was a lifelong resident of Johnson City and proudly served his country in the United States Army. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Rebecca Wright. He is survived by his sister, Lillian Tipton of North Dakota; three nieces, Carol Travis, Anita Fleenor, and Melissa Tipton-Hilliard; two nephews, Steve Tipton and Mark Tipton. There will be a private service at Mountain Home National Cemetery at a later date. To leave an online message for the Wright family, please visit us @www.tribute-services.com. Tribute Funeral and Cremation Services is serving the Wright family. 240 Suncrest St., Johnson City (Gray Community) 207-0771.