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1949-2019
GASTONIA – Clyde Ronald "Ronnie" Wright, 70, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 20th in his home surrounded by his family.
A lifelong resident of Gastonia, Ronnie is the son of the late Clyde Roscoe Wright and Lena Smith Wright. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother-in-law, Mike Georgion.
Ronnie was a member of Calvary Baptist Church where he served as a deacon. He was a graduate of Ashley High School and alumnus of Clemson University. He was retired from BASF after 35 years of service and was the proprietor of Wright-Fair Real Estate until August of 2017.
Ronnie spent his time supporting his grandchildren in their sports and interests. He also spent considerable amounts of time throughout the year supporting the Wells Fargo Championship PGA Golf Tournament where he was on the Tournament Marshalls Committee and was the long-standing Hole Captain of the 3rd hole during the tournament. All of his friends from the Wells Fargo Championship will serve as Honorary Pallbearers.
He was an avid golfer, a loyal fan of Clemson University where he was a member of the Pershing Rifle Team, friend to all, devoted husband and father, and beloved Poppy.
Left to cherish his memories include his loving wife, Sandy Wright; son, Jeremy Wright; daughter-in-law, Heather Wright; grandchildren, Tipton Wright, Coleman Wright and Spencer Wright; sister. Rosalind Georgion; three brother-in-laws, three sister-in-laws; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins whom he loved dearly; many special friends and his beloved dog, Opie.
A Memorial Service will be held at 3:00 pm on Sunday, November 24th at Calvary Baptist Church, 3001 South York Road, Gastonia with Reverend Josh Glandon officiating. Orange attire is encouraged. The family will receive friends immediately after the service in the church's Family Life Center.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Calvary Baptist Church, 3001 South York Road, Gastonia, NC 28052; or material donations of dog/cat food, blankets, animal crates, etc., can be brought to the service for collection to support the Gaston County Animal Shelter or Tri-County Rescue Shelter.
A special thanks to our wonderful hospice nurse, Rachel Brown who was our angel here on earth and Hospice of Lincoln County.
Online condolences may be made at: www.withersandwhisenantfuneral.com
Withers and Whisenant Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 2916 Union Road, Gastonia, NC (704) 864-5144 is serving the family.


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Published in Gaston Gazette on Nov. 22, 2019.
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December 2, 2019
Our world is a little sadder today, but oh how heaven is rejoicing in welcoming Ron home. I knew Ron through the W.F C. I work on hole #17, and when I was going to my hole, I would always stop by to chew the fat and swap some stories with Ron. We enjoyed our times of laughter and cutting up. Occasionally, when play had finished on his hole ( #3 ), he would come down and lend a hand on mine. Those were good, fun times, and Ron will always have a special place in my heart.
Terry Raye
November 23, 2019
To the Wright Family
I sorry for your lost, he will be missed to all the ones who knew him. He was a great person also as a landlord. God wanted his King back. He surely did his purpose on this earth to help mankind.

Love Glenda & Terry Smith, Sam Woods
November 23, 2019
I am so sorry that this world has lost Ronnie Wright. I so enjoyed knowing him as a boy and then much later as the magnificent man he became. He will be greatly missed by all who had the honor and privilege to have known him. May God bless him and receive him joyfully.
Gary Sugg
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