Presley Lee Wright (1925 - 2019)

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Presley Lee Wright, 93, of Hume, died January 3, 2019 at Fauquier Hospital.

He was born December 20, 1925 to William A. Wright and Frances Johnson Wright and was a twin to the late Elaine Thompson Putnam.

Presley was predeceased in death by his parents and 13 brothers and sisters.

He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Viola Welch Wright of Hume; and two daughters, Nancy Wright of Front Royal and Virginia Wright and husband Christopher Rapin of Hume; and many nieces and nephews who visited him often.

In lieu of a son or grandchildren, Presley claimed Wayne Lake as the son he never had. Wayne and wife Bobbi Jo and son Nathan and wife Kira adopted Presley as a father. Baby Marshall Lake has been the highlight of Presley's last years.

He farmed for many years for the late Lake and Sadie Triplett family at the White House Farm before going to Fairfield Farm, now known as Marriott Ranch, where he worked 37 years before retiring in 2009.

Presley was a member and deacon of the Hume Baptist Church. He served as custodian and grounds man for many years.

Presley was a member of the Leeds Ruritan Club with perfect attendance for many years where he served on the fundraising committee selling raffle tickets and mowed the grounds at Leeds Park.

Presley volunteered at the Marshall Volunteer Fire Department selling bingo cards at their carnivals.

The family will receive friends Sunday 1-2 p.m. at Royston Funeral Home, 4125 Rectortown Road, Marshall. Funeral service will follow at 2 p.m. Interment will be in Leeds Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Wayne Lake, Nathan Lake, Harold (Joe) McCracken, Travis McCracken, Darryll Jenkins, Lanier Cate, and Leroy Ryan.

Honorary pallbearers are the co-workers at The Marriott Ranch and Members of the Leeds Ruritan Club.

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Published in Northern Virginia Daily on Jan. 5, 2019
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