Robert "Bobby" Lee Wright

Robert “Bobby” Lee Wright passed suddenly on January 22, 2019, in the grip of addiction. Born on September 11, 1958, to his mother Bettie Jackson Wright and his father Willis B. Wright, he was surrounded by love and admiration of his brothers Tim and Chris. He was a member of Hominy Baptist Church. He grew up attending Candler Elementary and Enka High Schools. Bob was an accomplished Boy Scout and an amazing athlete. He was a skilled plumber by trade. Bobby was a handsome man, with a broad smile and mischievous eyes. He loved spending time on the lake with his wife, Debby, and his son, Josh, and especially hanging out with his friends and those he loved. The past years while good, have taken a toll on his health and he was able to make things right with God. But the hole in his heart and the grip of addiction was too tight. The family reminds you this epidemic is wide spread; pray for your loved ones and never give up the fight. The family offers a special thank you to his pastor, Dr. Joe Yelton, and cousin, Jim Reed, who is always there for the family, and to his very special neighbor and friend, Larry McCall. Bobby is survived by his mother, Bettie Jackson Wright; brothers, Tim Wright and his wife, Marilyn, and their children, Marissa, Seth, Hannah, and Samantha, and Chris Wright and his children, Michael and Dakota; son, Josh Mason; and many other family members and friends. A memorial service will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 24, at Hominy Baptist Church, with Pastor Joe Yelton officiating. The family will receive friends following the service. A private family graveside service will be held at Hominy Baptist Church Cemetery. Please make memorials to Hominy Baptist Church Benevolence Fund, 135 Candler School Rd., Candler, NC 28715. Groce Funeral Home on Patton Avenue is assisting the family.

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  1. So sorry for your great loss.I went to school with Bobby. He was a happy soul and always had a smile. loved to have fun. He and Marvin Hyatt (my brother) shared a lot of happiness together. Now they both are resting in Peace. Thank you Jesus!

  2. Dear Ones-So sorry I am not there to be with you during this time of grief. I am praying God will comfort you and give you strength. I love you all.

  3. Thank you for sharing his story. Prayers for the family. Hopefully his story will help others. No more pain for Bobby

  4. Betty, Tim, Marilyn and Chris.
    So sorry to hear of Bobby’s death. Know that you are all in our prayers and ask God to give you comfort during this time.
    I remember watching all three of the Wright boys grow up.
    Love and sympathy to you all.

  5. So sorry to hear this. I grew up at the other end of Justice Ridge Road from Bobby and went through school with him. He loved to laugh and I remember him as a great athlete. He had a caring heart. I pray the comfort and peace of Jesus for all of you. Bobby is safely gathered to the Father now, no more pain and no more addiction. God bless you.

  6. i am so sorry for your loss, The Wright family has been special friends to me for many years. I will be praying for you,

  7. Please accept my sincere condolences. At times, only a person’s own heart grasps the full depth of the emotional pain, and it may be difficult for him to voice his innermost feelings. God promises that he will wipe out every year from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. Rev 21:3,4

  8. Bettie,
    We are so sorry for your loss. I think of Bobby years ago and remember him that way. He was a great person !!! Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time

    Kim and Pam DeBruhl

  9. Bettie, I was saddened to hear of Bobby’s passing. I’ve known Bobby a long time and I always considered him a friend. May the Lord grant you strength and comfort during this time of sadness.

  10. Betty, Tim and Chris, I am so sorry to hear about Bobby’s death. Bobby was a good person and had a true heart of gold. I hate Bobby suffered for so long with this disease. He is at peace now, and I pray you all can be at peace as well, knowing he is no longer in agony. Bobby and Willis are reunited and that brings a smile to my face. You all, and your families are in my thoughts and prayers.
    ~ Psalm 56:8

  11. Sorry to hear about Bobby’s passing. We went all the way way back to kindergarten at Hominy of all places.

    Enjoyed spending time with him as we entered Enka High School. Another good Jet has left us.

    Thoughts and prayers for the family. Rest in peace, pal.

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