Herbert Daniel Wright

October 18, 1915 ~ March 4, 2015 (age 99)

Herbert Daniel Wright

Herbert Daniel Wright, passed away at age 99.  He was born in Sullivan County, Tennessee on October 8, 1915, to Samuel Lawson Wright and Arlene Mays Wright.  He resided in Tennessee until 1946, when he moved to New Jersey.  He resided there until he moved to Camden, Arkansas, November 2005.  He moved to Greene County, Georgia, March 2006.  He was a resident at Willow Run Retirement Home from May 2006 to April 25, 2011.  He was in Greene Point Nursing Home from April 26, 2011 until his death on March 4, 2015.

His wife, Bernice Rita (Barry) Wright, passed away on April 27, 2008.  He was a devoted husband, father, and a friend to many people.  He never met a stranger.  He was a diligent worker for many years before retiring in 1983.  He was employed at Walker-Gordon, Plainsboro, New Jersey, for twenty-five years.  He then worked for Container Corporation of America, Highstown, New Jersey, for ten years.  He also worked twenty-five years part time for Hamilton Township, New Jersey, as a bus driver.  Mr. Wright, also worked at Steelman’s Nurseries, Lawrenceville, New Jersey, part time for fifteen years.

He was a member of the Church of Christ in Trenton and then Princeton, New Jersey, where he was a deacon in both.  When he moved to Georgia, he became a member of Lake Oconee Church of Christ, Greensboro, Georgia.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Bernice Rita Wright; a daughter, Minnie Kaye Powell; a grandson, Richard Wayne Curles; a great grandson, Landon Michael Allen; four brothers, Christopher Columbus Wright, Samuel Lawson Wright, Charles Wesley Wright and Frank Wright; a sister, Mary Gobble.

Survivors include five children, Daphne Lou Rose and husband Charles, Richmond, Virginia, Lucille R. Durden, White Plains, Georgia, Kent B. Wright and wife Sherry, Mission Viejo, California, Linda A. Moore, Republic, Missouri, and Anna R. Thompson and husband, Dewitt, Bay Minette, Alabama.  He has one brother, Noah Wright and wife, Frances, Bristol, Tennessee; ten grandchildren, James Rose and wife, Parrish, Anderson, South, Carolina, Sandra Rose, Anderson, South Carolina, Michael C. Rose and wife, Paula, Mechanicsville, Virginia, Robert Rose and wife Becky, Mechanicsville, Virginia, Jeannie Price and husband, David, White Plains, Georgia, Steven L. Durden, White Plains, Georgia, Catherine Goodnight and husband, Jeff, Republic, Missouri, Danny Allen, Greenville, Alabama, Darlene Alexander and husband Willie, Mobile, Alabama, Amber Thompson and husband, Caleb, Milledgeville, Georgia; ten great grandchildren, Jennifer Price Merino and husband, Fabian, Sr., Clayton, Georgia, Holly Price, Savannah, Georgia, Christina and Holly Rose, Mechanicsville, Virginia, Carlee and Chelsea Rose, Mechanicsville, Virginia, Jessica and John Steven Durden, Haddock, Georgia, Jasmyne Alexander, Mobile, Alabama, Charles Michael Goodnight, Republic, Missouri; two great, great grandchildren, Morgan and Hallie Marie Thompson, Milledgeville, Georgia; two step great, great grandchildren, Fabian, Jr. and Jazmin Merino, Clayton, Georgia.  Also there are many nieces, nephews, cousins, and many, many friends.

Funeral Services will be held Friday, March 13, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Lake Oconee Church of Christ, 4700 Carey Station Road, Greensboro, Georgia, 30642 with Pastor Bobby Wood and Pastor Chuck Ramseur officiating.  Honorary pallbearers: David Price, Steven Durden, Danny Allen, Ben Rainey, Luke Anderson, Jim Pirkle and Kent Wright. The family will receive friends, Thursday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at McCommons Funeral Home.  In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Lake Oconee Church of Christ, P. O. box 178, Greensboro, Georgia 30642.  McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us to sign the online guest register.

Graveside services will be on Saturday, March 14 at 11:00 Princetown Memorial Park, 403 Gordon Road, Robbinsville, NJ 08691.  

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