Locke D. Wright

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Locke D. Wright, 89, of 438 Morgan Road, Candler, died Saturday, March 4, 2000, at the Asheville Health Care Center.

Mr. Wright was born October 3, 1910, in Buncombe County and was a son of the late William Frederick and Lula Jane Morgan Wright. He was also preceded in death by sisters, Flora Wright, LaRue Wright and Maleta Baumgartner and a brother Forrest Wright.

Mr. Wright worked as a shipbuilder during WW II and retired as a machinist from DAYCO International in Waynesville. He was a member of the Junior Order of United American Mechanics. He was a member of Snow Hill United Methodist Church where he was a member of the Methodist Men and the Men’s Bible Class.

He is survived by three sisters, Hazel Wright of Candler, Vergia Brown of Leicester and Marie Israel of Wilson, NC, and a brother, Ben Wright of Candler.

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

His family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.

Memorials may be made to Snow Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, 84 Snow Hill Church Road, Candler, NC 28715.

Groce Funeral Home on Patton Avenue is in charge of the arrangements.

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  1. My sister Brittany and I spent one week every summer with our Nanny (Tennie Robinson) when we were growing up. Locke always came over to play cards with us and eat ice cream, popcorn, or anything else that was bad for us! He was always part of our family Christmas and was truly like a grandfather to me and Britt. He was a very special person who we will remember and treasure always.

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