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Wright L. Carlisle


Born in Dublin, Texas, in 1927, Wright grew up in Ralls. After graduating from Texas Tech in 1949, he farmed and ranched in West Texas and New Mexico for over 25 years.

Seeking more meaningful interaction in his life, he returned to Tech to complete his Master’s degree in Marriage & Family Counseling. For the remainder of his career, he worked as an alcohol and drug abuse counselor, running groups and programs in various clinics and hospitals.

After retiring with his wife, Mary, to Bandera in 1993, Wright served on the appraisal board and pursued his hobbies of reading, stone sculpture, travel and golf.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Conley; sons, Mike Carlisle of Lubbock and his wife, Dannie, and Keith Carlisle of Dallas; grandsons, Scott Carlisle of Amarillo and his wife, Darcy, and Skipper Carlisle of Ropesville and his wife, Christal; great-grandsons, Zachary Carlisle of Amarillo, and Barrett and Cooper Carlisle of Ropesville; and Evonne Gordon of Lubbock, the mother of his sons.

A lover of books, Wright was a strong supporter of the Bandera County Public Library. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the:

Friends of the Library,
PO Box 1568, Bandera 78003.

A memorial service will be held Friday, Sept. 9 at 10 am at Grimes Funeral Chapel in Bandera.

Condolences may be sent to the family by selecting the “Send Condolences” link at

Arrangements were entrusted to Grimes Funeral Chapel of Bandera.