Freddy “Froggy” Dean Wright

| March 28, 2023

Freddy “Froggy” Dean Wright, 86, of Coshocton passed away Monday, March 27, 2023 at the Truman Hospice House in New Philadelphia, Ohio.  He was born in Coshocton on August 23, 1936 to the late Benson F. and Lotty (Slaughter) Wright.

Freddy graduated from Roscoe High School and served in the United States Army. During this time, he served alongside 7 of his brothers. He and his brothers also worked for Sohio Gas Station.  Freddy was a member of the Carpenters Union. He was a lifetime member of the Coshocton Eagles Lodge, VFW, and the American Legion.  He enjoyed going to Wheeling to watch the dog races and traveling.

Freddy is survived by his longtime companion and caregiver of more than 50 years, Mary Ishmael; daughters Jana VanDusen and Amy (Tim) Milligan both of Coshocton; stepdaughter Terri (Ted) Boitnott of Urichsville, Ohio; grandchildren Justin (Makayla) VanDusen, Mark (Katie) Wright, Aaron (Dominique) Jennings, Ryan (Kylee) Jennings, Teddy (Natalie) Boitnott, Tyler (Ashley) Boitnott, and Tina (Shawn) Lehman; 14 great grandchildren and two on the way; brother Raymond Wright; and several nieces and nephews.

Along with his parents he is preceded in death by his siblings Dale, Francis, Marie, Max, Burt, Donald, Bobby, Clifford, Joann, and Dick.

The family would like to give a special thanks to the Coshocton Regional Medical Center’s ICU nurses and staff for their kindness and care for Freddy during his stay.

Per Freddy’s wishes there will be no services at this time and a cremation will take place.  The Miller Funeral Home and Crematory is assisting the family.  Memorial contributions can be directed towards Interim Hospice and the Truman Hospice House. An online memorial is located at

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