William Edward Wright
4/13/1915 - 1/27/2003
Click here for a picture of Mr. Wright at Brookville in 1954

William Edward Wright, 87, of Lynchburg, died Monday, January 27, 2003, at Lynchburg Health & Rehabilitation.

He was born at Massieís Mill, VA, April 13, 1915, the son of the late William Clarence Wright and Lula Sprouse Wright.

He was retired from the Campbell County School System where he served on the staff of Brookville High School as Assistant Principal and teacher for 34 years. He began his career in the field of education as a teacher of science in Warren County High School, Front Royal, VA, in 1941. His career as a teacher was interrupted by services in the Armed Services in World War II. He served in the Air Force for two years and one year in the Infantry as a member of the 186th Infantry of the 41st Division. While in the Infantry he served overseas in the Philippine Islands and Japan as a Staff Sergeant. He was a member of the American Legion Post 16, a life member of the P.T.A., Phi Delta Kappa Educational Fraternity, and Veterans of Foreign Wars. He graduated from Lynchburg College in 1941 with an A.B. Degree. He received his M.Ed. Degree from the University of Virginia in 1950. He was an active member of Jonesboro Baptist Church in Roseland where he had assisted with the music for over 60 years. Most recently he served as organist for the Menís Choir and as Assistant Secretary of the Sunday School.

He is survived by a sister, Marion W. Bragg of Piney River; two nephews, Lewis Bragg and Billy Bragg, three nieces: Sue Wright, Ann Coleman, and Jean Ballard, three great nephews, Justin, Aaron and Blake Ballard; and one great niece, Mari Ballard. He was preceded in death by a brother, Homer K. Wright.

A funeral service was conducted at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, January 30, 2003, at Jonesboro Baptist Church with the Reverend John Gordon and Dr. Jerry Falwell officiating.

Tharp Funeral Home and Cremation Center is assisting the family, 434-237-9424.
Tharp Funeral Home


Mr. Wright at Brookville in 1954