When James Alan Wright Sr was born on 29 August 1958, in Terre Haute, Vigo, Indiana, United States, his father, Leo Paul Wright, was 37 and his mother, Betty Louise Stroup, was 31. He died on 14 October 2018, in Newport News, Virginia, United States, at the age of 60, and was buried in Terre Haute, Vigo, Indiana, United States.
English and Scottish: occupational name for a craftsman or maker of machinery, mostly in wood, of any of a wide range of kinds, from Middle English and Older Scots wriht, wright, wricht, writh, write (Old English wyrhta, wryhta) ‘craftsman’, especially ‘carpenter, joiner’. The term is found in various combinations (for example, Cartwright and Wainwright ), but when used in isolation it often referred to a builder of windmills or watermills. This surname is also very common among African Americans.