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Greg Wright

June 25, 1985 - November 19, 2009
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When Gregory Wright walked into the room, those in his company felt energy, an enthusiastic spontaneity. This was just one example of who Greg was and how he impacted those around him. Greg was a clever and gregarious person who always sought out the finest attributes in other people. It was as if Greg wanted to share all of their experiences, revel in their lives and celebrate their discoveries. Greg was tireless and had boundless enthusiasm that would serve him well throughout his life.       Greg was born on June 25, 1985 in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was the son of Steve and Shirley Wright. Greg was...
When Gregory Wright walked into the room, those in his company felt energy, an enthusiastic spontaneity. This was just one example of who Greg was and how he impacted those around him. Greg was a clever and gregarious person who always sought out the finest attributes in other people. It was as if Greg wanted to share all of their experiences, revel in their lives and celebrate their discoveries. Greg was tireless and had boundless enthusiasm that would serve him well throughout his life.

      Greg was born on June 25, 1985 in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was the son of Steve and Shirley Wright. Greg was raised in Las Vegas. Always at the ready with a good joke, he grew up to be quite a humorous person. While some who knew Greg might describe him as an idealist, his friends and family understood well that Greg was always in pursuit of life's endless possibilities and opportunities available to him.

      Greg was raised with three older siblings, Shannon, Garrett, and Dawn. Greg was very accepting and supportive of his family. He was perceived as the central person in his family in terms of keeping communication open between the family members.

      As a young boy, Greg was able to empathize and identify with a vast array of people and personality types. This quality drew him into a diverse group of friends and acquaintances. Greg was intelligent and had little trouble getting along with his peers. He was almost always the first to jump in when it came to playing games or participating in other childhood activities. Greg took part in Karate. In his spare time he liked to collect football cards, helmets, baseball cards, and play video games. Gregory's memorable achievements included being a very good writer. Greg had the ability to find amusement with almost any activity he and the many childhood friends he shared might discover.

      During his high school years, Greg responded enthusiastically to any new project and was regularly in search of one adventure after another. He graduated from Las Vegas High School in 2003. Greg was a very good student, and generally did well in his courses. Greg absorbed as much as he could from all of his teachers and was consistently able to tackle conceptual and abstract problems, using his imagination to master his assignments. For Greg, school often became just an extension of playtime, thanks to his ability to turn just about anything into a game. Classmates considered Greg a good listener, knowing that when necessary, they could go to him to discuss just about anything. His favorite classes in high school were Math, Science, and Drawing. Greg was an Honor Student. He was also very involved with music.

      Greg did well in college, as a result of his comfort level with tackling new theories and his love of learning. He earned his degree in Psychology and Music. He also pursued graduate school, earning his degree in Psychology. His favorite courses were Music. Greg's interests in college were Music, Composing, and Classical Guitar. Greg was very adaptable, a quality that helped him make the transition from high school to college with little difficulty. As a result, Greg's problem solving skills and thirst for new knowledge almost guaranteed that he enjoyed virtually every class he took. Greg was always in quest of new things to learn and experience

      With a talent for making acquaintances easily which in turn brought him an endless stream of friends, Greg was very sociable and could blend without effort into any social group. Assertive and outgoing, Greg was easy to know and demonstrated a deep concern for others. He always seemed aware of what was going on with people around him and throughout his life he made many, many friends. While growing up, some of his best friends were Paul, Eric, Timmy, Gabe, and Crystal. Later in life, he became friends with Paul, Gabe, Eric, Derick, Kelly, Kendal, and Brandon.

      Greg was uplifted by new ideas and was excited by life's possibilities, traits that made him an exceptional worker. His primary occupation was Banking. Greg was enterprising, inventive and working against deadlines seemed to energize him. Greg had the uncanny ability to identify a win/win solution to just about any problem, possibly because of his gift for insight. Greg's fellow workers saw him as a supporter and a mentor.

      Because Greg loved to have a broad variety of activities in his life, he took advantage of the opportunity to pursue numerous hobbies. His favorite pursuits were Poker, Music, Friends, and Video Games. Greg had a knack for being able to multi-task in order to create time for all of his favorite pastimes. However, Greg's ever-present concern for others always took precedent.

      Greg derived much satisfaction from participating in and watching sports. His charisma, supportive nature and ability to improvise when called upon to do so, all made perfect attributes for enjoying a great many sporting activities. Greg was also something of a sports fan and enjoyed watching his favorite events whenever he got the opportunity. Tops on his list were football (49rs) and basketball (LA Laker's).

      Though he never did anything solely for individual recognition, Greg's ingenuity, resourcefulness, and selflessness, earned him accolades for his many lifelong efforts.

      Greg's love of improvising in his daily life was a perfect fit for his enjoyment of traveling. His favorite vacations were ones that were not planned. Traveling in a casual manor fit his personality well. Excited about seeing changing scenery and constantly looking for the enjoyment life could offer, Greg took his vacations seriously, well, as seriously as he possibly could. Favorite vacations included going to California and Hawaii.

      Greg was a lover of animals and cherished his pets. Chewy, was a best friend for 8 years. His family was rounded out by his Lizard.

      Greg Wright passed away on November 19, 2009 at Las Vegas, Nevada. He is survived by his father Steve Wright; his mother Shirley Wright; his siblings, Shannon, Garrett, and Dawn; his nieces, Cambria, Ireonna, Summer, and Siara; his nephews, Brandon, Dillon, Tanner, and Nathaniel; his aunts, Teresa, Linda, Jean, and Kathy; his uncles, Kenny, Dave, James, and Kirk; his cousins, Jessica, Kevin, Tiffany, Derek, Tracy, Brian, Steven, Luke, and Mark; and many, many friends. Services were held at Davis Funeral Home. Gregory was laid to rest in Davis Memorial Park in Las Vegas, Nevada.

      There was always a certain style and inventiveness to Greg. He was a dynamic, self-expressive person who was forever looking to celebrate the endless possibilities life had to offer. He had a knack for being clever, creative and witty, and for others, was a joy to be around. While he was often fiercely independent, it seemed as if many others looked to Greg Wright for inspiration, leadership, wisdom and even courage. Greg was always more than willing to share life's experiences with his loved ones.

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