Mr. John William Wright, 73, of Mocksville, NC, died on Wednesday, October 2, 2013, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
Mr. Wright was born March 29, 1940 in Rockingham County, NC and he was the son of the late John P. Wright and Pauline Summerford Wright. He was a graduate of Rohanen High School and he was married to Beverly M. Wright, who survives.
Mr. Wright was a retired lab technician with Clark Schwebel. He was a longtime member of Front Street Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon. Mr. Wright served his country honorably and faithfully and retired after 30 years of service with the U.S. Army Reserves.
In addition to his wife, Beverly, Mr. Wright is also survived by two sons, William Steven Wright of Statesville and John David Wright and wife Terri of Mooresville; two granddaughters, Kayla Faith Wright and Savannah Elise Wright and a step-son, John Merrell of Salisbury. He is also survived by one brother, Jerry Wright and a sister, Shirley W. Sechrist and husband Barry, all of Statesville.
A funeral service with full military honors for John Wright will be conducted at 3:00 pm Tuesday, October 8, 2013 at Front Street Baptist Church with Rev. Tim Stutts and Rev. Jamie Hmarick officiating. The family will visit friends Monday evening from 5:00 until 8:00 pm at Front Street Baptist Church.
Memorials may be made to Purple Heart Homes, P.O. Box 5535, Statesville, NC 28687 or to Front Street Baptist Church, 1403 W Front St Statesville, NC 28677.
The family would like to thank all who were involved in the tireless efforts to help the victims and families of the bus accident in Tennessee. The Red Cross, Jefferson County Emergency Response Teams, EMT, Tennessee Highway Patrol, University of Tennessee Medical Center, Tennessee Board of Funeral Services, Barry Funeral Home, Rose Funeral Home, Farrar Funeral Home, and Front Street Baptist Church. All those who helped, your kindness and support will never be forgotten.
Online condolences can be made to the family at www.nicholsonfunerals.com/obituaries and Nicholson Funeral Home is serving the family of John Wright.