SHELBY - James "Jim" Hoke Wright, 86, of Shelby, died Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, at Hospice at Wendover in Shelby. Born March 9, 1927, in Cleveland County, he was a son of the late Andrew Broadus Wright and Bessie Etta Ward Wright.
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Mr. Wright was a self-employed paint contractor and was a member of Elizabeth Baptist Church for more than
50 years. He was a member of Fallston Masonic Lodge #356 and the Piedmont Shrine Club.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Catherine Stockton Wright; and a brother-in-law, Joe Ed Walker.
Survivors include a son, Dr. Ron Wright and wife Sandi of Shelby; two brothers, Bob Wright and wife Mary of Omaha, Neb., and Tom Wright and wife Marie of Grover; two sisters, Polly Buff and husband Cecil of Lawndale and Donnis Walker of New House.
Visitation: The family will receive friends immediately following the service.
Memorial service: 3 p.m. Sunday at Stamey Funeral Home Chapel
Officiated by: The Rev. Clinton Padgett and Mr. Mike McGee
Funeral home: Arrangements by Stamey Funeral Home, Fallston.
Memorials: May be made to Elizabeth Baptist Church, 301 N. Post Road, Shelby, NC 28152 or to Cleveland Community College Foundation, 137 S. Post Road, Shelby, NC 28152 or to Gardner Webb University, PO Box 997, Boiling Springs, NC 28017.
Online guest register: www.stameyfuneralhome.com
Stamey Funeral Home - Fallston
846 E. Stagecoach Trail PO Box 639
Fallston, NC 28042
Published in Shelby Star on Feb. 1, 2014