James Wright Obituary

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In Memory of

James Preston Wright

April 8, 1927 - February 20, 2014
Obituary

James Preston Wright, 86, of Madison Heights, died Thursday, February 20, 2014 at Fairmont Crossing in Amherst. Born April 8, 1927 in Amherst County, he was the son of the late Benjamin Leonard and Mary Scott Wright and was also preceded in death by six brothers and three sisters. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and retired from Griffin Pipe Products after thirty-seven years of service. He was a member of Northminster Presbyterian Church. James is survived by his wife, of sixty-three years, Irene Martin "Peggy" Wright of the residence; his son, Timothy and wife Brenda; his daughter, Janice Butler and husband Clyde; two...
James Preston Wright, 86, of Madison Heights, died Thursday, February 20, 2014 at Fairmont Crossing in Amherst.

Born April 8, 1927 in Amherst County, he was the son of the late Benjamin Leonard and Mary Scott Wright and was also preceded in death by six brothers and three sisters. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and retired from Griffin Pipe Products after thirty-seven years of service. He was a member of Northminster Presbyterian Church.

James is survived by his wife, of sixty-three years, Irene Martin "Peggy" Wright of the residence; his son, Timothy and wife Brenda; his daughter, Janice Butler and husband Clyde; two grandchildren, Marty and wife Franny and Karen Elizabeth Butler, as well as two sisters, Hallie Wright and Barbara Garrett (Albert).

A graveside service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, February 22, 2014 at Fort Hill Memorial Park with Pastor Jeff Porter officiating

The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m., Friday, February 21, 2014 at Whitten Monelison Chapel and other times at the residence.

Memorial contributions may be made to Northminster Presbyterian Church of Madison Heights.

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