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.

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  1. My Dear Friend, Helen: I’m so sad to hear of Joe’s death. I’m thinking of you and praying for you in this time of sorrow. The world has lost, but heaven has gained someone very special. I remember when I was going through a very traumatic time and Joe helped me find a house that was ‘sound’ and didn’t need a lot of repair. We’ve been friends for so many years and now all the good memories are coming to mind. Please draw strength from the fact that Joe was loved by everyone who knew him. You’re in my heart.


  2. Dear Helen – I was so sorry to hear about Joe. I have fond memories of how he took such interest in Ethan and talked with him at ELC Sunday lunches when Ethan was little (he’s now 24!). Know that you are in our hearts, thoughts, and prayers. God bless! Cathey, Philip, & Ethan

  3. Helen, I am sorry about your husband’s death. I didn’t even know he was sick till David told me this morning. May God comfort you during this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  4. Dear Helen and family,
    We are so sorry to hear of Joe’s passing and want you to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Ron and Audrey

  5. Our fondest memories are those of you all when you came to visit. Cherish the memories of a wonderful person. May God bless.

  6. Dear Helen,
    Bob and I loved Uncle Joe very much and we will miss him. Please know you are in our hearts and prayers.

    Love, Bob and Gail

  7. A threat of late frost overnight, but gardeners are not alarmed as God has a plan for each of us. Today our bipolar daughter has enough courage to drive up from Greenville for lunch and a walk at the arboretum, so while your celebrating the coming home for Joe, we will be walking in God’s splendor. My best wishes to you and your family in the passing of a loved one.


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