September 21, 1957 ~ August 24, 2016

Born in: Buncombe County,
Resided in: Arden, NC

Edward Phillip Wright, 58, passed from his earthly home to his heavenly home on Wednesday, August 24, 2016. Phillip was a proud veteran of the 24th Infantry Division of the U.S. Army and worked many years in law enforcement in Buncombe and Henderson counties and Greenville, SC. Phillip bravely fought cancer for many years with tenacity and courage before succumbing to the disease. He is preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Laura Wright and a sister, Mary Crisp. Phillip is survived by two sons, Benjamin Wright of New York City and Austin Golding of Morganton, NC; three sisters, Becky Roberts (Rob) of Summerville, SC, Patricia Holbert of Virginia Beach, VA and Clairene Brown (adopted) of Arden. Phillip is also survived by three brothers, Charles Wright (Gladys) of Newnan, GA, David Wright of Asheville and James "Boodie" Wright (Autumn) of Candler, in addition to many terrific and wonderful nephews and nieces. The funeral service will be held Monday, August 29, 2016 at 11:00 am at Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian officiated by Phillip's brother, Charles. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home from 10:00 to 11:00. Graveside services will be held at Pisgah View Memorial Park following the service. Flowers or a donation to Brother Wolf of Buncombe County would be appreciated.

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  1. Boodie and Autumn, we are so sad to hear about the loss of your brother. We will be thinking about all of you and praying that God’s peace will be with all of you.

    Howard, Bunny, Kelly, Angel, Brandon and Tara Sams

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  2. I’m So Sorry to Hear About The Loss Of Phillip ! I got to be good friends with him in 9th grade drama class . I hate we lost touch , He was a Great Guy with Great Values & I Respected him for that ! My God ease Your Pain & suffering thru this Huge Loss & You find Comfort in Knowing That He is with The Lord Now !

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  3. I am so sorry to hear about the loss of Phillip. My deepest sympathy for everyone. I pray that God will help each everyone thru this difficult time. If there is anything that I can do, please let me know.

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  4. So very sorry to hear of the loss of Philip. He was an old dear friend and i will always cherish the memories of growing up with him. So many good times. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time and in the future.

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  5. I have many wonderful memories of Phillip as a fifth-grader at Valley Springs School! May you rest in peace, Phillip, and may your family members and friends be comforted knowing that you are no longer suffering and in pain.

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  6. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Wright family in the loss of Phillip. We went to school together and he was a great person.

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  7. Deepest and heartfelt sympathy to all of Phillip’s family. May God’s peace and love sustain you during this sad time.
    Sincerely

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  8. Boodie, Autumn, David & the rest of the family, I’m so sorry for your loss and pray God will wrap His loving arms around each of you. Love you all!

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  9. Our deepest sympathies go out to Philips family. He was one of Randy’s dearest and long time friends. The stories they told about the ‘good ole days’.
    Prayers go out from myself and our boys.

    All our love,
    Robin, Chase and Jordan Dunn

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  10. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Wright/Crisp family in the loss of Phillip. We went to school together and he was a great person. TCR ’76

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  11. We here in the oncology clinic so enjoyed Mr. Wright, it always made us smile to see him. He had the most wonderful sense of humor and facial expressions. He was brave, and he held himself up well all the way through his treatments. He was a true inspiration to us. He was the type of patient that makes coming to work very special for us. Hugs to all of his family from his oncology family.

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  12. I enjoyed very much seeing Phillip. We were friends for many years and lost touch over the years. So many great memories. Wish that I could have known that he had been ill for so long. I love and loved Phillip very much. I’m very sorry for you loss. God Bless. Love, Angie Creamer

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