Charles Wright

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Daily Press
December 28, 1997


HOUSTON, TEXAS – Charles Edward “Chuck” Wright, 67, passed into eternal peaceand rest, on Dec. 25, 1997, at the Hospice at The Texas Medical Center, after anillness of one year’s duration.

He had been residing with his son, Dennis, in Houston since July 1997. He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Betty Wright, and his sister-in-law, Geraldine Wright.

Originally from Waynesboro, Charles lived on the Peninsula since 1942. He served in the U.S. Air Force for four years; two of those years were spent during the Korean Conflict.

Upon completing his military service, Charles worked at Hastings-Raydist Electronics Co. in Hampton for two years. He then began a 36-year civil service career at the Yorktown Naval Weapons Station in 1955, retiring to continue 16 years of residence in Yorktown.

Charles is survived by five children: daughters, Susan Wedding, and husband, David, of Charlotte, N.C., and Diane Kosharek, and husband, Blaine, of Anchorage, Alaska; and sons, Scott Wright of Columbus, Ohio, Dennis Wright, and wife, Lily, of Houston, Texas, and Brian Wright of Houston, Texas; daughter-in-law, Donna Wright of Gloucester; seven grandchildren, Elizabeth and Mark Wedding of Charlotte, N.C., Kelly Kosharek of Anchorage, Alaska, Michael Wright of Norfolk, David Wright of Gloucester, Kathy Wilson of Columbus, Ohio, and Robert Clement of Gold Hill, N.C.; two great-grandsons; one sister, Marjorie Knapp, and husband, Travois, of Saluda; two brothers, Richard Wright of Mechanicsville and James “Sonny” Wright, and wife, Marjorie, of Hampton; two nieces and four nephews; and several aunts and uncles. Also surviving is his ex-wife, Sandra DiGiorgio, and her husband, Frank, both beloved friends in Hampton.

Two memorial services will honor Charles’ passing. The first service will be held at Amory’s Funeral Home in Grafton, on Tuesday, Dec. 30, at 7 p.m. The second service will be held at Hamrick’s Funeral Home in Staunton on Friday, Jan. 2, 1998, at 2 p.m.

Memorials may be made in Charles’ name to the Hospice at The Texas Medical Center, 1905 Holcombe Blvd., Houston, Texas, 77030, (713) 467-7423.

Amory Funeral Home, Grafton, is in charge of the arrangements.

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