Davis Buckner Wright
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Lanexa, Va.- Davis Buckner Wright, 76, passed away on Saturday, August 24, 2019. Davis was a native of Newport News and graduated from Newport News High School in 1961. After high school Davis was an apprentice with NASA and worked as a mechanical engineer until his retirement in 1998 after 37 years of service. While working he went to Old Dominion University and graduated in 1975. He was an avid animal lover, enjoyed wood working and even built his own log cabin home. Davis also enjoyed hunting and was a member of the NASA bowling league. Above all, he loved his family deeply.

He was preceded in death by his parents Hilda Watts and Davis B. Wright, Sr. and a sister Hilda Johnson. Davis is survived by his loving wife of 56 years Patricia Nettles Wright, a daughter, Kelly Cleary (Paul) of Poquoson and a son, Bucky Wright (Dona) of Hampton, a sister, Pauline Perry (Eddie) of Knoxville, TN.,9 grandchildren, Ashley Maxwell (Chris), Taylor Goodson (Greg), Ridge Wright (Aubrie Davies), Logan Walker (Luke Rodgers), Melody Jones (Nick), Cole Walker (Courtney Lesoski),Mallory Wright, Connor Cleary and Maddie Cleary and 4 great grandchildren, Lincoln Jones, Kenna Maxwell, Blake Goodson and Jackson Jones. He is also survived by aunts Betty Williams, Marjorie Pitts, and Margaret Watts all of Caroline County and brothers-in-law, John Nettles (Carol) of Rapidan, VA and Dr. Ed Johnson (Martha) of Florida.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 in Amory Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends following the service. Memorials may be made to your local Red Cross or an animal shelter of your choice.
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I count myself fortunate to have worked with Davis on several projects at NASA. He was great to work with and a wonderful friend. I remember how excited he was to retire to his log cabin in the woods.
I'm confident friends and faith will carry the family through this difficult time.
God Bless,
Bill Davis
August 27, 2019
I was privileged to have known Davis and his family since we became neighbors in the 60's. He was a great friend to both my parents and myself, and one of the nicest people I have ever known. He will be missed by all. May he Rest In Peace, and May God comfort his family and friends as we grieve his loss.
Mel Goode
August 27, 2019
I was privileged to have known Davis and his family since the early 60's when we became neighbors. He was a great friend to both my parents and myself, and truly one of the nicest people I have ever known. He will be deeply missed by all. May he Rest In Peace, and May God comfort his family and friends as we grieve over his loss.
Mel Goode
August 27, 2019
I'm sad to hear of Davis's passing. I had so much respect for him. I enjoyed clearing trails and cutting wood on his property with him and his son, Bucky. I also enjoyed looking at all of the woodworking projects he would do. I regret not visiting him and his wife lately. I love all the stuff that Patricia baked.
God bless him and the whole family
Dana Burton
August 27, 2019
Elaine Bracken
August 27, 2019
Elaine Bracken
August 27, 2019
Pauline and family:
Sorry to hear about Davis.. I remember him so well growing up and know you and all the family are missing him. May God bless you all and give you peace

Love you!

Sarah Puckett Kressaty
Sarah Kressaty
August 27, 2019
To the Wright family,
Condolences to you, Davis, a great person, a great member of the NASA bowling league, and a great friend. He will be missed and may the good Lord watch over you during this time and may the memories of Davis enlighten you, God Bless.
Rodney Russell
Rodney Russell
August 27, 2019
With heartfelt sympathy and love.

Elizabeth & Bob Buchan
(NASA & Bob, NNHS '61
August 27, 2019
Prayers for the family and friends. Rest in Peace
Susan Price
August 27, 2019
My sincere condolences to Davis's family. The Wright family attended and served at Calvary Baptist in Newport News for years. The church was fortunate to have such dedicated folks as committed as Davis and his family. In high school Davis played the most awesome game of war ball (yes we could still play it then) I have ever seen. He was down eight to one and Davis mowed them down one at a time until he was victorious. You had to see it!!
Eddie Nichols
August 26, 2019
Jim and I are so very sorry to hear of Davis passing. Davis was a wonderful person. We are praying that God gives each one comfort and peace. God bless!!!
Dianne Walker
August 26, 2019
Davis was like a mentor to me during our 10 years working together in pressure vessel technology at NASA Langley. We then worked together another 5 years as project managers for construction of facilities at NASA. I will always remember his positive and cheerful disposition and his willingness to help others.

I'm sad to see you go, my friend. Rest in peace.
Carlos Perez-Ramos
August 26, 2019
Melody
August 26, 2019
Pauline and Eddie, During this time may God hold you and your family close to his heart and help you through this. You have my deepest sympathy.
Diane Weth
August 26, 2019
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
Diane Weth
August 26, 2019
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