Charles Howard Wright, 81, of Raleigh, passed away Thursday evening July 9, 2015 at Rex Hospital. He was born in Franklin County, the son of the late Ernest Eugene Wright and Mary Gladys Hagwood Wright. Mr. Wright was a tool and die maker at Burlington Industries for 19 years and was the owner of Charles Wright Electrical Service.
Mr. Wright was a loving and devoted husband, brother, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was loved by so many for his hard work, dedication and willingness to help others. He enjoyed deep sea fishing, being in his garden but most of all spending time with his family and enjoying everything life had to offer. His quiet steady demeanor made him a meaningful role model to many in his life.
Funeral services will be held at 12 o’clock Monday July 13, 2015 in the Chapel of Bright Funeral Home. Entombment will follow in Pine Forest Memorial Gardens.
Mr. Wright is survived by his wife of 62 years, Gertrude Rogers Wright; daughter, Angie Wright of Raleigh; sons, Danny Charles Wright of Raleigh, Preston Wade Wright & wife, Michelle, of Louisburg and Matthew Douglas Wright & wife, Amy, of Raleigh; grandchildren, Nick Lamm & wife, Christy, of St. Augustine, FL, Brandon Meeks and Jonathon Meeks both of Creedmoor, Garrett Wright of Raleigh, Patrick Barletta of Pinckney, MI, Zachary Wright and Julia Wright Both of Raleigh; great-grandchild, Zoey Lamm; brother, Ernest Vernon Wright of Wendell; several nieces, nephews and extended family. He was preceded in death by his sisters, Eunice Frazier, Mary Elizabeth Liles Leanie Millard, Irene Burnett and Edna Rogers; brothers, Gene Wright, Richard Wright and Jake Wright.
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Friends may visit with the family prior to the service from 11-12:00 P.M., Monday July 13, 2015 at Bright Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 405 S. Main Street, Wake Forest, NC 27587. (919-556-5811)