Ted Roosevelt Wright, 81, of Independence, died Jan. 29, 2013, at Twin County Regional Hospital, Galax.
He was born Dec. 2, 1931, at Independence, to the late Fred Wright and Mazy Combs Wright.
Survivors include his wife, Hazel Anders Wright of the home; stepson, Milton Hicks of Independence; god daughter, Brooke Nelson of Independence; two brothers, Randolph Wright of Galax and Grayson Wright and wife Joyce of Christiansburg; two sisters-in-law, Lela Wright of Independence and Juanita Shaffer and husband Olen of Churchville, Md.; and several nieces, nephews and step-grandchildren.
A funeral was held Saturday at the Independence Church of God of Prophecy with burial in Independence Cemetery. The Rev. Doug Stuart and the Rev. Ronnie Brewer officiated.
Memorial contributions can be made to Independence Church of God of Prophecy, 172 Grand Oak Lane, Independence, Va. 24348.
Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home, Independence, was in charge of arrangements.
Published in Galax Gazette from Feb. 4 to Feb. 5, 2013