Richard L. Wright, 87, of Fredericksburg passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at Brookdale of Fredericksburg.
Mr. Wright was a U.S. Army Veteran having served in the Korean War. He was a bluegrass musician who played both guitar and banjo.
Mr. Wright was a retired surveyor with the federal government. He was a wonderful father and proud grandfather.
Survivors include his children, Melissa Sullivan, Teresa Andrich and Michael Wright; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Margie S. Wright; and siblings Robert Wright, Dovey Bennett, Doris Stickler, Jennings Wright and Billy Wright.
A service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 14 at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg. Interment will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Mary Washington Hospice or White Oak Rescue Squad.
Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg
Saturday April 14th, 2018
4801 Jefferson Davis Hwy.
Fredericksburg, VA 22408
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Lakin Wright lit a candle on Apr 15 2018 03:23:09 PM
My DEAREST UNCLE DICK,I wrote this yesterday but it was deleted by mistake. I can`t bear that this is the last time I will be letting you know how I feel. You have always been an inspiration to me in my childhood and up .You and dear Aunt Margie bought me my first bathing suit when we all lived at Myrtle Beach and feed us all when were hungry. I will miss our SWELL MOUNTAIN talks! Now you can look down at it everyday! While I`m typing this the song "On The WINGS of a SNOW WHITE DOVE I can here all of you all singing it ! I am glad you are with Aunt MARGIE again, now you have the real thing to hold, instead of the little bear. Thank You for loving my DANNY and please give him a hug from me. MIKE, TERRY, LISA, I Am praying for you all, the GRANDCHILDREN AND GREATCHILDREN.UNCLE DICK was a great man and will be missed by many. I'll miss him on my birthday because he always would call and check on all of us...being a dad to Our Dads children. ILOVE YOU, your girly Carolyn.
Submitted by Carolyn on Apr 14 2018 03:09:19 PM
AS THEY LAY YOU TO REST TODAY UNCEL DICK I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER THE GREAT TIMES WE HAD AT THE BRANCK AND UP ON THE MOUNTON! TO MELISSA, TERESA AND MICHAEL I LOVE YOU GUYS AND THE GRAND KIDS LOVE YALL TOO! FLY HIGH UNCLE DICK AND DON'T ALL YALL UP THERE IN HEAVE DO TO MUCH FOOT STOMPING! HAHA!! LOVE YALL
Submitted by ELLIE COOK on Apr 14 2018 12:19:12 PM
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ELLIE COOK lit a candle on Apr 14 2018 12:18:47 PM
I'm so sorry for your loss my thoughts and prayers are with you all uncle Richard was a wonderful man and he will be missed by all who knew him I love you
Submitted by Della Wright on Apr 14 2018 11:26:14 AM
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Christy, Brock and Lakin Wright lit a candle on Apr 14 2018 08:33:20 AM
My Dearly loved uncle that always had smiles to brighten our days. You were so patient and kind and loving to us all. You always had good stories to tell and we learned a lot from you. You were also a good listener as well. And man could you play that Banjo! Thank you so much for all that you have done for us all, For loving me unconditionally, For always believing in me, For saying " I love you as if you were one of my own and just touching my life forever! Your life gave us memories too beautiful to ever forget! I will always love You and Aunt Margie. RIP!!
Submitted by Marsha Wright on Apr 13 2018 11:56:36 PM
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Carolyn Foster lit a candle on Apr 13 2018 10:23:13 PM
My dearly loved cousin with whom I could talk for hours about our early lives and oldest friends. I will miss him until we meet again.
Submitted by Florence Gunter Forren on Apr 13 2018 01:03:26 PM
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