August 6, 1933 ~ April 14, 2005
Born in: Buncombe County, N.C.,
Resided in: Fairview, NC
Fairview ~ Joseph Donald Wright, 71, of Sharon Road, died on Thursday, April 14, 2005 in a local hospital. A native of Buncombe County, Mr. Wright was the youngest of nine children born to the late Andy and Eva Henderson Wright. He was preceded in death by three sisters, Katherine Alexander, Mildred Freeman and Martha Dycus, and also two brothers, Leamond and Roland Wright. He owned and operated Wright's Drywall and was a trustee and a charter member for 25 years of Fairview Sharon United Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Helen Bobo Wright and a son, Dwight Wright; sister, Peggy Reed; two brothers, Robert and Jack Wright; mother-in-law, Mary Bobo; and an aunt, Martha Lytle all of Fairview; a special sister-in-law, Mary Ann Ramsey; several nieces and nephews and and a special niece, Beverly Ramsey and a special great nephew, Paul Reeves Roop both of Mars Hill. A funeral service will be held 3:00 P.M. Sunday at Fairview Sharon United Methodist Church with the Rev. Glenda Bramlet and Rev. H.D. Houck officiating. Burial will follow in Sharon United Methodist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Gene Lewis, Ed Lance, Larry Bopp, Bill Rawls, Mike Fink, Al Lucksavage, Norris Wright and Bill Dycus. The family will receive friends Sunday from 2:00 - 3:00 P.M. prior to the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Fairview Sharon United Methodist Church, 29 Sharon Road, Fairview, NC 28730.