Ruth Simmons Wright
1928 - 2021
BORN
1928
DIED
2021
FUNERAL HOME
Nicely Funeral Home Inc
405 Alleghany St
Clifton Forge, VA
Ruth Simmons Wright

March 11, 1928 - November 20, 2021

Ruth Simmons Wright, 93 of Clifton Forge passed away on Saturday, November 20, 2021. She was born March 11, 1928 in Eagle Rock, Va., daughter of the late Selma Warner and Lucy Deisher Simmons. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Howard E. "Bud" Wright in 2000; brothers, J.W. "Bill" Simmons and wife, Myrtie, Frank D. Simmons and wife Meno; brothers-in-laws, Don Painter, Ray Wright, Wayne Wright and Gary Showalter; sister-in-law, Alma Wright.

Ruth was a lifelong member of the Eagle Rock Baptist Church. She retired as an elementary school teacher with 31 years of service having taught in Eagle Rock and Clifton Forge schools. She loved watching and feeding her squirrels and birds, watching the Atlanta Braves and Virginia Cavaliers and bowling.

She is survived by her son, Jeffrey L. "Jeff" Wright and wife, Cindy; grandson, Eric Wright; granddaughter, Allison W. Clark and husband, Jonathan; very special great-grandsons, Abel and Axton; brother-in-law, Ronald Wright; sisters-in-law, Aileen Painter, Janice Wright and Barbara Showalter; many nieces and nephews; special friends, Carl and Becky Nichols, Sharon Campbell, Sharon Clark, Sue Lane, David and Donna Simpson, and Ronnie and Kay Irvine.

Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 27, 2021 at Eagle Rock Baptist Church with Pastor Billy Ronk officiating. Burial will follow in the Eagle Rock Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Friday, November 26, 2021 from 6 until 8 p.m. at Nicely Funeral Home.

Memorial donations may be made to the Eagle Rock Baptist Church, P. O. Box 219, Eagle Rock, VA 24085 or Buena Vista Fire Department, 2010 Sycamore Ave., Buena Vista, VA 24416.

To send condolences to the family online, please visit www.nicelyfuneralhome.com.

Published by Roanoke Times on Nov. 24, 2021.
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MEMORIAL EVENTS
Nov
26
Visitation
6:00p.m. - 8:00p.m.
Nicely Funeral Home Inc
405 Alleghany St, Clifton Forge, VA
Nov
27
Funeral service
11:00a.m.
Eagle Rock Baptist Church
VA
Nov
27
Burial
Eagle Rock Baptist Church Cemetery
VA
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