Son replaces father on Blount County Commission

Son replaces father on Blount County Commission

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Gordon Wright being sworn in. (Courtesy: Maryville Daily Times) Gordon Wright being sworn in. (Courtesy: Maryville Daily Times)

MARYVILLE (WATE) - The son of the Blount County Commissioner found dead, near his cabin, will be taking over his father's position.

Gordon Wright II was sworn in to take over Gordon Wright Sr.'s seat with the Blount County Commission, after his father was found dead on his own property back in March.

Wright was last seen leaving his home in his Jeep. heading towards his cabin off Fence Gap Rail Road.

Wright was not only a Blount County Commissioner, but a lifelong resident with his roots going back for generations.

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