Richard Wright Sr.
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SALISBURY - Richard Allen Wright Sr., "Orville," 66, of Salisbury, passed away Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, at the VA Medical Center in Durham.
He was born Sept. 20, 1946, in Iselin, N.J., the son of the late Donald Ellison Wright and Anne Syzdek Wright.
Mr. Wright was the store manager at Queen City TV & Appliances in Salisbury. He graduated high school and studied horticulture in college. Richard was a Vietnam veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sister Vivienne Johnson.
Those left to cherish his memories are wife Renee Shaver Wright, who he married on April 22, 2007; sons Richard (Kristen) Wright of Charlotte, Christopher (Shannon) Wright of Charlotte and Jeffrey Wright of Fort Mill; daughter Kellie (Donnie) Beaver of Troutman; sister Donna Nagy; and first wife, Diane Young Wright.
Service: Memorial Service will be held, Thursday, Dec. 20 at 2 p.m. at Coburn Memorial United Methodist Church, 901 S. Church St., Salisbury, NC 28144, the Rev. John White officiating with military honors conducted by The Lyerly Volunteer Honor Guard.
Memorials: Leukemia Research Foundation, 3520 Lake Ave., Suite 202, Wilmette, IL 60091-1064.
Lyerly Funeral Home is serving the Wright family. Online condolences may be made at www.lyerlyfuneralhome.com
Lyerly Funeral Home
515 S. Main St.
Salisbury, NC 28144
Published in Salisbury Post on Dec. 19, 2012