He was born in Mercer County, NJ, the son of the late Russell and Katherine Hansen Wright. He was a security guard for the Cullasaja Club and was a member of the Union United Methodist Church. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend. He had just celebrated his 50th wedding anniversary June 6, 2014. He was a child of Our Father in Heaven.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Jean Skinner Wright; his daughter, Samantha Wright Messer and husband, Steven; his son, William Russell “Rusty” Wright II and his wife, Rosalind; grandsons, Byron, John Ashton and Dylan; granddaughter, Alleda Kay. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Janis Ann Wright Weaver.
Memorial service was held at 11 a.m., Saturday, July 5 at Union United Methodist Church with Rev. Janet Greene officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Bill’s honor to the Macon County Humane Society, PO Box 81, Franklin, NC 28744.
Bryant-Grant Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Online condolence may be made by visiting bryantgrantfuneralhome.com.