Mr. Earl Vestal Wright, 93, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 10, 2022.
Earl was born June 9, 1928 in Alamance County to Nathan Perry Wright and Alma McPherson Wright. A devout Christian, he was a lifelong member of Cane Creek Friends Meeting, where his family’s sawmill processed the timber that was used to build the original church. He also attended Rock Creek United Methodist Church. His love for the Lord was reflected in the care he showed to the people around him. He loved to visit with folks, checking in on them and catching up on what was going on in their lives. He also enjoyed traveling and saw many sites as he drove his RV across the country. Earl will be fondly remembered by his family as a kind man of strong faith. In addition to his parents, Earl was preceded in death by his first wife, Emily Ione Hornaday Wright, and brothers, Clem Wright, Kent Wright, and Blake Wright.
Earl is survived by his wife, Wanda Laster Felts Wright; daughter, Ruth Patterson and husband David; step-daughter, JoElla Proctor and husband Gary; step-son, Terry Felts; grandchildren, Brian Patterson and wife Alyson, Stuart Patterson and wife Crissy, Nathan Patterson and wife Tiffany; step-grandchildren, Jason Kennedy, Michelle Peters, Amon Proctor, Emily Proctor, Kevin Felts, and Tonya Garcia; and great-grandchildren, Blake Patterson, Scott Patterson, Emily Patterson, Nolan Patterson, and Finley Patterson.
A celebration of Earl's life will be held Tuesday, May 31, 2022 at 3:30 PM at Lowe Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends immediately following the service. Interment will be held following the visitation at Rock Creek United Methodist Church Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Cane Creek Church, PO Box 611, Snow Camp, NC 27349 or Rock Creek United Methodist Church, 7315 Mt Hermon-Rock Creek Road, Snow Camp, NC 27349.