February 25, 1940 - December 18, 2021
CASTLEWOOD, VIRGINIA – William Jerry Wright, 81, passed away on Saturday, December 18, 2021, at Johnston Memorial Hospital, Abingdon, Virginia. He was born in Dickenson County, Virginia; son of the late Henry and Della Wright. He was preceded in death by his son, William Douglas Wright; three brothers, Carl, Andrew, and David Wright; one sister, Lilly Belle Trent; and son-in-law, Dewey Salyer. Jerry was a member of Ervin’s Chapel Freewill Baptist Church and Bearwallow Freewill Baptist Church. He was a retired coal miner and a jack of all trades. He loved Dale Earnhardt, Sr. and was his #1 fan. He loved his family and enjoyed seeing people smile and laugh. He is survived by his wife of sixty-two years, Joann Wright; four daughters, Rebecca Evans and husband, James of Boonville, Indiana, Joetta Wright and fiancé, Stephen Angles of Bluefield, Virginia, Karen Whitney and husband, Greg of Boonville, Indiana, and Jennifer Salyer of Abingdon, Virginia; one son, Jerry Wayne Wright and wife, Kim of Castlewood, Virginia; one sister, Linda Skeens and husband, Frank of Castlewood, Virginia; one brother, Sammy Wright and wife, Roxanne of Chandler, Indiana; eleven grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral Services for William Jerry Wright will be conducted at 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 22, 2021, at Castlewood Funeral Home Chapel, Castlewood, Virginia with Rev. Ted Bryant officiating. Committal Services and Interment will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, December 23, 2021, at Wright Family Cemetery, Long Ridge Road, Dickenson County, Virginia. Family and Friends will meet at the funeral home and go in procession to the cemetery leaving at 10:15 a.m., Thursday. Pallbearers will be family and friends. Due to COVID-19, the family requests those attending the Visitation and Services to wear a mask and practice social distancing. The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 22, 2021, at Castlewood Funeral Home, Castlewood, Virginia. Online condolences may be sent to the Wright family through our website at www.castlewoodfuneralhome.com. The funeral service will be available for viewing on our website following the service. Castlewood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
CASTLEWOOD, VIRGINIA – William Jerry Wright, 81, passed away on Saturday, December 18, 2021, at Johnston Memorial Hospital, Abingdon, Virginia. He was born in Dickenson County, Virginia; son of the late Henry and Della Wright. He was... View Obituary & Service Information
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