N. Leon "PianoMan" Wright
N. Leon Wright (PianoMan) Leon was born April 25th, 1946 in Ft. Scott, KS to Noble Sylvester and Goldie Maye Wright. Leon grew up in Ft Scott and graduated Ft. Scott Holiness Schools in Spring of 1964 and then left home to attended Kansas City Community Bible College (KCCBC). After completing his studies at KCCBC he married Alice Darlene Bailey June 25th, 1966 and begin working in the Printing industry until he decided to pursue what would become his lifelong career and passion. Leon was taught at a young age, by his sister Katherine and continued to develop his God given talent of the piano. He completed his certification from American School of Piano Tuning in June of 1973 and took a leap of faith into the world of self-employment, starting what would become almost 40 years of servicing, teaching and playing the piano. He taught many students during his early years, at that little Stalken Music Studio, in Quapaw, Oklahoma and raise three boys, Kenton, Alan and Stacen, hence the name of his studio, and one girl, Darla. Leon moved to Seneca, Missouri after his divorce and started Creekside Piano and Sound, which is the company that he retired, at the age of 66, after an illness that hospitalized him with weeks of recovery following. Leon battled with Diabetes most of this adult life, but he never let it get in the way of serving what become a legacy of service, to what I'd call, one of the biggest Church Family's anyone could ever have. Leon played in almost every Church in the surrounding area and served, with some of the most talented area musicians. He become well know and loved as the PianoMan. Leon was survived by his three sons and daughter and 8 grand children, Daira Wright, Paige Wright, Andrew Wright, John David (JD) Wright, Kaitlyn Gooch, Skyler Gooch, Lucas Gooch and new adopted grandson Eugenio Antonio Wright. Leon grew up in a large family of eleven with seven surviving siblings, Kenny Wright, Gray Wright, Nathan Wright, Melba Hall, Freda Russell, Betty Kelso, and Dorothy Ann Reynolds. He was preceded in death by James Kenton Wright, Jerry Wright, Katherine Harms, and Charlotte Eichelberger. Family Visitation will be held Friday evening Sept. 11th at Campbell-Biddlecome Funeral Home in Seneca, Mo. Between 6 and 8 pm. Services will be held Saturday Sept. 12th at First Assembly of God Church in Seneca at 10:00 am. Leon will be laid to rest in Ft. Scott Cemetery at 2:30 pm Sept 12th, 2015.