August 3, 1948 ~ August 30, 2010

Born in: Buncombe Co.,
Resided in: Fairview, NC

Clayton Alvin Wright, 62, of Fairview, passed on Monday, August 30, 2010. Clayton was a native of Buncombe Co. He was a Vietnam War veteran as a corpsman, and he was a retired nurse from Flesher’s Fairview Health Care Center. He had a gift for helping people. Clayton’s love for people and his country will be missed. He was a son of the late Alvin and Marie Wright. He was also preceded in death by a sister. Clayton is survived by his wife of 33 years, Trena Wright; step-son, Kevin Goforth and wife Dawn, of Chester Springs, PA; step-daughter, Tonya Back, of Fairview; brother, Bill Wright and wife Karen, of Bristol, VA; and eight grandchildren, Jacob, Hannah, Elijah, Samuel, and Gabriel Goforth, all of Chester Springs, Kelly and husband Jon Marlowe, of Fairview, and Amanda and Timothy Back, also of Fairview. He is also survived by nephews and many other family and friends who will miss him very much. A funeral service will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday at the Groce Funeral Home chapel on Tunnel Rd. with the Rev. Tony Parham officiating. His family will receive friends following the service at the funeral home. A graveside service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery with military honors performed by the Buncombe Co. Veterans Council.

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  1. Clayton was a wonderful nurse and wonderful person.I loved working with him on the hall and only made him cuss once,he had a good sense of humor.I missed you both when you retired and I miss you now.I will keep you in my prayers,should you need anything please call.

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  2. Clayton was a wonderful man and will be dearly missed. Trena you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. We love you. Love, Tonya, Tony, Hunter, and Hannah

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  3. You will always be in my thoughts til the day I die for what you did for me on March 26, 1998 when I was at Mission Hospital as the result of my house burning down. Your kindness and thoughtfulness will never be forgotten.

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  4. Trena and family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. The stained glass windows in our chapel that Clayton did for Fairview Rest Home is a constant reminder of where we know he is.

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  5. Trena, You and Clayton hold a special place in my heart. I enjoyed all of our trips looking for antiques and the auctions we went to. Clayton was wonderful to work with and was always willing to lend a helping hand. He will be greatly missed. You are in my thoughts and prayers. With much love.

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