January 23, 1989
NELSON R. WRIGHT
HAYES – Nelson Ryland Wright, 83, died Sunday, Jan. 22, in Riverside Regional Medical Center, Newport News.
He was born in Hanover County.
He was a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church, Newport News. He was the founder of Peninsula Produce Company in Newport News and retired in 1972.
Survivors include one daughter, Jackie Wright Brooks of Greensboro, N.C.; one son, Robert N. Wright with whom he made his home; two sisters, Lillie Byrd Dodsworth of Richmond and Phyllis McMullin of Coronado, Calif.; three brothers, Gibson Wright of North Palm Beach, Fla., John Wright of Louisville, Ky., and Horace Wright of Richmond; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
A funeral will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the chapel of Hogg Funeral Home, Gloucester Point, by the Rev. Jack Tesh. Burial will be in Peninsula Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.