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William "Bill" R. Wright

July 21, 1931 — July 16, 2018

William "Bill" R. Wright

William "Bill" R. Wright, passed away on July 16, 2018, five days before his 87th birthday. There are not enough words to describe this Journalist, avid reader and truly a Southern Gentleman.  Bill, in spite of his struggles most of his life, with Tourette's Syndrome and at times severe depression, seemed to take it in stride and enjoy all that life had to offer.  He was a journalist for several newspapers across North Carolina and before his retirement, worked for The Fayetteville Observer for about 30 years.  After his retirement from the Observer he enjoyed golf, music and reading - anything from the newspapers to Churchill and Shakespeare. 

Bill was a member of the Highland Presbyterian Church for many years, where he thoroughly enjoyed singing in the choir there.  He leaves behind one son, Richard Wright (Joanna) Of  Fayetteville, one sister, Patsy W. Gomez, of Naples, Florida, two brothers: Milton D. Wright (Judy) of Cary N. C. and Bradford Wright (Sylvia) of Knoxville, Tennessee., several nieces and nephews.  He is predeceased by his wife, Elizabeth Eskridge Wright, parents, Mr. & Mrs. G. E. Wright of Shelby, N. C., his oldest brother, J. Douglas Wright, Winston Salem, N.C.  and a sister, Mary Wright Garver, also of Shelby, N. C.

A visitation will be held on Friday, July 20, 2018 at Sullivan's Highland Funeral Service from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Bill's memorial service will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 28, 2018, in the chapel of Sullivan's Highland Funeral Service.

Online condolences may be expressed at sullivanshighland.com.

Services are entrusted to Sullivan's Highland Funeral Service & Crematory, Inc.

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Celebration of Life Gathering

Friday, July 20, 2018

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Saturday, July 28, 2018

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