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Richard E. Wright

July 30, 1940 - November 23, 2014

U.S. Veteran

Burial Date November 25, 2014

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Richard Elwood Wright,74, of Shannon Forest Dr., Rustburg passed away Sunday, November 23, 2014 at home.  He was the husband of Brenda Epperson Wright. Richard was born in Campbell County, July 30, 1940 son of the late William E. Wright and Sue Toler Wright.  He was a member of Lakewood Baptist Church in Evington, a U.S. Navy veteran and a retired Merchant Marine. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his faithful dog, Bella Ragazza; one brother, Carlton Wright of Manassas; three sisters, Christine Burnette (Bill) of Rustburg, Katherine Abbott (Danny) of Madison Heights, Louise Monroe of Lynchburg; a very close niece, Barbara Martin (Gerald) of Brookneal, who was like a sister; and other nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by three brothers, Frank, James and Gordon Wright; two sisters, Jo Daniel, Margaret Johnson. A funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 pm Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at Henderson Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Dan Manley and the Rev. Larry Martin with interment to follow in Ebenezer Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00-7:30 pm Monday, November 24, 2014 at Henderson Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Brookneal and at the residence other times. Memorial contributions may be made to Union Mission, P. O. Box 3203, Norfolk, VA  23514