SHELBY-- Wray Wright, 72, of 528 Suttle Street, departed his earthly life on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, at his residence. He was born on March 9, 1941 in Cleveland County, to the late Theodore and Addie Surratt Wright.
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Wray attended Washington School in Waco. He loved to laugh and was a major sports fan. He got his greatest enjoyment working in his yard making sure it was always neat, clean and beautiful. He did not just have a green thumb but a green hand.
He was preceded in death by his parents; six brothers, Calvin Wright, Eugene Wright, Charles Wright, William Wright, Lee Wright and John Dewitt Wright; one sister, Odessa Gash; one grandson, Martin Terrell; and one great-grandchild, Ri'jae Demarion McKissick.
He leaves to cherish his memory a long time and devoted friend, Helen Horton of Shelby; four daughters, Mary W. Clark (Melvin) of Kings Mountain, Beverly Wright Young (Bleese), of Kingstown, and Daphnne J. Wright and Jacqueline J. Wright, both of Shelby; one son, Rayfert Wright of Shelby; two sisters, Carolyn Wright and Ollie Merriweather, both of Shelby; a sister-in-law, Edna Wright of Shelby; 13 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; long time friend, Bobby Camp of Waco; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Visitation: The family will receive friends from 12 to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, and at other times at the home.
Funeral Service: 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Washington Missionary Baptist Church
Officiated By: Pastor James L. Smith; Pastor Melvin Clark delivering the eulogy
Funeral Home: Enloe Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.
Online Condolences: www.enloes.net
Published in Shelby Star on Oct. 3, 2013