Saturday, September 30, 2023

Henry “Jack” Leroy Wright, 80, of Hampton

Henry “Jack” Leroy Wright (Whiting’s Funeral Home)

Henry “Jack” Leroy Wright, 80, of Hampton, Virginia, went to be with our Lord on May 25, 2023. He was born on March 14, 1943.

He was raised in Williamsburg and graduated from Bruton Heights, where he was a basketball standout.

“Jack” worked for forty years at Newport News Shipbuilding as a Painter/Sprayer, before retiring. He enjoyed watching sports and we all knew he was a Cowboy Fan! He was a horse shoe King “Ringer” and loved to fish.

Jack is survived by his wife of thirty-four years, Joyce; sister, Vivian “Punkin”; children, Henry, Jessica, Jordan, Jeromy, Shannon, Kenya, David, and Monica; an array of amazing grandchildren; and a host of loving cousins, nieces, nephews, and a life time of friends.

He is preceded in death by his mother and father, Henry and Beatrice, brothers and sister, Michael, Jerome, and Francis.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 30, 2023, at First Baptist Church. Interment will be at a later date in Cedar Grove cemetery. Mr. Wright may be viewed in the church on Tuesday beginning at 1 p.m.

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