John Wright loved to give hugs.
He liked the competition of playing horseshoes and bowling, as well. But he didn’t let the competition get in the way of friendship.
The Mocksville resident was one of eight victims killed in a church bus, SUV, and a tractor trailer crash in eastern Tennessee on Oct. 2.
Wright and his wife, Beverly, were riding the bus home with other members of Statesville’s Front Street Baptist Church.
Beverly, 62, remains in a Tennessee hospital in serious condition.
The 73-year-old Wright was an active member in Davie County’s Senior Games and had just returned from the state games in Raleigh a couple of weeks ago.
Davie County Senior Games Coordinator Sandra Boyette has been involved in senior games activities for more than nine years and knew Wright even longer than that.
“I’ve known John since he’s …