Daniel K. Wright, Sr.
Swannanoa - Daniel K. Wright, Sr., 79, of Swannanoa passed away Wednesday, December 4, 2013.
Mr. Wright was born May 15, 1934 in Buncombe County where he lived all of his life. He was a veteran of the US Navy
serving during the Korean War
. Dan was a truck driver for 40 years and worked with the Blue Ridge Parkway for the past 9 years. He was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting, fishing and gardening. He loved his Harley Davidson motorcycle and spending time with his family.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Emmett and Merle Wright; son, Daniel K. Wright, Jr., and daughter, Sherri Wright Camby.
Dan is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Madelyn Sharpton Wright; daughter, Judy W. Flynn (Chester) of Swannanoa; sisters, Alice Plemmons and Joyce Barnes, both of Candler; brothers, Joe Wright of Asheville and David Wright of Candler; seven grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren; three nieces, three nephews; several great nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Life service will be held Monday, December 9, 2013 at 1:00 pm in the chapel of Harwood Home for Funerals. Burial will follow in the Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery at 2:00 pm.
The family will receive friends Sunday, December 8, 2013 from 4:00 to 6:00 pm at the funeral home.
Flowers are accepted or those desiring to make a memorial contribution are encouraged to consider: The family of Dan Wright, 204 Harrison Ave., Swannanoa, NC 28778.
Arrangements are in the care of Harwood Home for Funerals.www.harwoodhomeforfunerals.com