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1926 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
WRIGHT, Joseph Benjamin Joseph Benjamin Wright of Covington, Georgia passed away at home on October 3th, 2017 from complications of prostate cancer. He was born in Girard, Georgia September 3, 1926 to Helen and William Wright, the oldest of four brothers. He served in the US Army from 1944 to 1946. He married the love of his life, Carolyn Ayers Wright on March 13, 1948. Together, they had 3 daughters. Joe had a long, successful career with General Motors Buick Division for 43 years, retiring in 1989. He and Carolyn retired in Covington, Georgia where they enjoyed life in the country. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Covington and Murphy's Gang Sunday School. He is survived by his loving wife Carolyn, daughters Gail James and spouse Gus, Brenda Grycko and Susan McPhail. He also leaves behind his one surviving brother Donald, two sister in-laws, 6 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, October 11th, at First Baptist Church of Covington, 1139 Usher Street SW, Covington GA 30016. The family will receive friends at 10am and the service will begin at 11am. Online condolences may be made at Wheeler Funeral Home and Crematory 11405 Brown Bridge Rd. Covington, GA 30016 (770) 786-7111.
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Oct. 8, 2017
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