A. J. Wright, 98, of Charlotte, NC passed during the early hours of March 6, 2015 at Presbyterian Medical Center in Charlotte, NC. He was born to the late Reverend John T. Wright and Lapatria Nuckles Wright in Johnson City, TN on October 21, 1916. He was preceded in death by wives Mary E. Wright and Roxie Wright, children J.A. Wright of SC, Jean Bacus of WA, Johnny Wright of NC, and Bob Wright of OH, three grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and three brothers. He is survived by his children Joyce Bumgarner (Jeff), Joe Benfield (Rosamaria), June Smith (Tim), and Gail Smith (Bruce) all of NC, and one special granddaughter Patty Wright of SC; 13 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, 12 great-great-grandchildren, and 2 granddogs. A. J. loved his family, friends, neighbors, and enjoyed visitors anytime. During his youth he lived in Avery County, NC and worked to build the bridges of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Later in life he worked for Pneumafil Corporation in Charlotte, NC. After retirement from Pneumafil, he spent his time traveling, gardening, woodworking, leatherworking, and clock making. He was always willing to help out a family member, friend, or neighbor. In the final years of his life, he moved into an assisted living facility where he flourished. He enjoyed being a participant in all the games and being part of the group. When you think of A. J., one always thinks of his infectious smile and how it lit up the room. A special thanks goes to the staff at Presbyterian Medical Center on 3C and Harris Hospice. Also a special thanks to the staff and residents, especially Beverly, at Carillon Assisted Living in Harrisburg, NC. And a final thank you to all the family and friends who helped support A. J. during his final years. –
Tuesday, March 10th, 2015 7:00pm – 9:00pm, Gaskin Funeral Services
Wednesday, March 11th, 2015 11:00am, Forest Lawn West
Service Extra Info Because all services will be conducted at the graveside, all family and friends are asked to meet at the burial site for committal services.
Forest Lawn West