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Asheville - Charles "JitterBug' Wright 75 died, May 1, 2013.
He was a native of Asheville and was the son of the late Paul and Annie Bell Wingate Wright.
Charles was a graduate of Stephens - Lee High School.
He was a U.S. Navy veteran and was employed at Pearlman's Furniture Store and Pearlman's Carpet One for many years.
Charles was preceded in death by brothers, Paul and Rudy Wright; sister, Emma Williams and grandson, Keith Holloway.
Those left to cherish his memories are his loving wife and friend of 40 years, Sharon Wright; sons, Charles Wright, Jr., Eric Wright (Stephanie) of Asheville and Tennard Byrd of Norcross, GA; daughters, Carmen Wright and Michelle White (Freddie) of Asheville; brother, Russell Wright of Asheville; sister, Esther Wright (Chester) of Temple Hills, MD; step-sons, Lawrence Robinson (Kim) and Eric Robinson of Asheville; step-daughter, Barbara Wilkerson (Kevin) of Asheville; 27 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Funeral service will be 12 p.m. Tuesday at H.B. Ferguson Baptist Church with Rev. Cleveland Martin officiating. Burial will be at the Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery with military honors by the Buncombe County Veterans Council Memorial Team. The family will receive friends at the residence, 88 Hanover St.
Acknowledgements may be received at rayandallenfuneralservice.com
Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times on May 6, 2013