George Blake Wright

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George Blake Wright, 82, went home to be with the Lord Monday, April 9, 2001, at Mountain Area Hospice Solace Center after a brief illness.

Mr. Wright was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and uncle. He was a native of Buncombe County and was born May 5, 1918, to the late John Wilbur and Kate Justice Wright. He was also preceded in death by three sisters, Helen Wright, Nell Sams, and Virginia Shook, one brother, Frank Wright, and one grandson, Jeffrey Spencer. He was a lifetime member of Snow Hill United Methodist Church where he participated in the Methodist Men and taught the Men’s Bible Class for many years.

Mr. Wright held many positions over the years that included farmer, shipbuilder during WW II, farm equipment salesman, lumberman, carpenter, teacher and welder. He retired from Silverman Co., Inc. in Asheville after fifteen years of service. He was also an avid outdoorsman and a master beekeeper.

Mr. Wright is survived by his wife of 44 years, Grovia Styles Wright of the home; three sons and daughters-in-law, George Edward and Lynn Wright of Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada, Robert Winston and Earline Wright of Tabor City, NC, and Jeffrey Blake and Kathy Wright of Asheville; three sisters, Ruth Wright Harris and Blanche Wright Fletcher of Candler and Lucille Wright Bradford of Asheville; six grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be at 2:00 pm Thursday at Snow Hill United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dr. Neil Haynes and the Rev. Walter Styles officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

His family will receive friends from 7 - 9 pm Wednesday at Groce Funeral Home on Patton Avenue.

Flowers will be accepted and memorials may be made to Snow Hill United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, Snow Hill Church Road, Candler, NC 28715, or to Mountain Area Hospice, PO Box 16, Asheville, NC 28802.

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  1. Jeffrey: What a comfort it is to know for sure that your dad is ‘home with the Lord’! We sympathize and grieve with you and your family. May the Lord Jesus strengthen you even more through this time.

  2. I’m sorry to hear about George. He is at peace now.
    Knowing that should bring you comfort. He was a wonderful man and will be missed.
    My prayers are with you always.

  3. Jeff and Aunt Grovia, I’m sorry for your loss. It is a comfort to know he is at peace with the lord. No words can make up for the sorrow you feel. You will be in our prayers. Phil

  4. Grovia, I am so sorry to learn of your George’s death. My heart goes out to you. I beg for your understanding as to my not being able to attend the receiving of friends night or the funeral. My thoughts are of you and my prayers are for you. May God comfort you!

    I love you

  5. I was sorry to hear of George passing away. I did not get to meet him,we are family and all members of the family are precious. I am a great grandson of Joseph Lee Wright, brother of William Marion.
    Kind thoughts and wonderful memories of our loved ones will help lead through the future.

    Dale Wright

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