1949 – 2022
Russell David Wright of Tabor City died Monday, Jan. 31, in his home surrounded by his beloved family. He was 72.
Born Aug. 31, 1949 in New Hanover County, he was the son of the late Willard Cannon Wright and Alice Shelley Wright.
He was a member of Tabor City Baptist Church. He graduated from Tabor City High School in 1967 and continued his education at Wake Forest University from 1967 to 1970. He then attended the University of North Carolina from 1970 to 1973 where he received his Pharmaceutical Science degree.
He is survived by his wife, Jamie Wright of the home; daughter Wendy Hilburn and husband Jason and their children, Cara and Sydney of Little River; daughter Kelli Kuzdrall and husband Matthew and their children, Alison and Lillian of Longs; step son Ray Boren and his children, Elizabeth, Nathan and Emma of Lumberton; step son Chris Boren and wife Rachel and their children, Jackson and Harper of Whiteville; brother, Henry Neill Wright and wife Joyce of Smithfield; brother, Alan Shelley Wright and wife Roxanne of North Myrtle Beach.
Visitation was planned from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 2, in Inman Ward Funeral Home.
Funeral services were planned for 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 3, in Tabor City Baptist Church, burial following in Myrtle Green Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to SECU Family House at UNC Hospital, 123 Old Mason Farm Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27517, online here; or donate blood or platelets in honor of Russell.
A guest register is available here.