After a battle with kidney cancer, Allen Wayne Wright died Dec. 21, 2013, at the age of 74.
Mr. Wright graduated from Brookville High School in 1957 and attended Virginia Polytechnic Institute and University, as it was known then, and graduated in 1961. He spent four years in the Corps of Cadets and was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army. After proudly serving for 24 years, he retired in 1985. Mr. Wright served two tours in Vietnam in 1968 and 1972.
He was a great sports enthusiast and loyal fan of the Washington Redskins, the St. Louis Cardinals and all Virginia Tech sports. He also loved playing golf for many years at Kingsmill where he was a member of the Odd Lots and the Loyal Order of Ball Hawks. He volunteered at both the PGA and LPGA tournaments held yearly at Kingsmill.
Mr. Wright loved his family, his country and his church, St. Martin’s Episcopal. He was one of the founders of the church men’s group and helped organize food collection for the Grove Community Center.
He was born in Lynchburg and was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Henry Wright and Rachel Brauer Wright.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Pam; son, Paul; sister, Cynthia (Tommy); brother, David (Linda); numerous cousins, including Edward Booth and Aubrey Booth; and nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, at Bucktrout Funeral Home located at 4124 Ironbound Road Williamsburg. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, at St Martin’s Episcopal Church.
In lieu of flowers, the family request memorial donations to the Va. Tech Foundation (specify Corps of Cadets) 902 Prices Fork Road, Blacksburg, Va. 24061 or Wounded Warriors, 1120 G Street NW, Suite 700, Washington D.C. 20005.
Please leave online condolences for the family at Bucktrout of Williamsburg Funeral Home.
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