Thomas Clayton Wright

Published 11:10 am Tuesday, October 29, 2019

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Mr. Thomas Clayton Wright, 87, died on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019 at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home.

He was born in Forsyth County on April 6, 1932 to the late Lynnie and Emma Painter Wright. Mr. Wright graduated from Lewisville High School in 1953 and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He retired from R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. as a machinist after 30 years. He was a member of Brookstown United Methodist Church and the Rust & Dust Club. Mr. Wright enjoyed singing in the Senior Choir of Yadkinville and playing in the Olivet Moravian Church Band. He had a servant’s heart and was always willing to help anyone.

Also preceding him in death: his wife, Barbara “Bobbie” Jean Brewer Wright.

Surviving: a daughters, Debbie Eldridge (Lee) and Vicky Wright Miller (Mark), all of Pfafftown; a son, David Wright (Angie) of Hickory; 6 grandchildren, Stephanie Eldridge Karadzhov, Jean Eldridge, Clayton Miller, Madalyn Miller, Jessie Wright, and Monica Wright; and a great-grandchild, Zoey Eldridge.

A celebration of life service will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1 at Brookstown United Methodist Church with the Rev. James T. “Chip” Webb officiating. An inurnment service will follow at the church columbarium.  The family will receive friends from 2-3 p.m. prior to the service.

Memorials: charity of the donor’s choice.