William Wright, 80, of Lexington died June 1


William Balis "Willie" Wright, 80, of Lexington died Thursday, June 1, 2017, at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital.

Born March 1, 1937, in Botetourt County, he was a son of Morris Conway Wright and Elizabeth Starkey Wright. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Ricky Wright.

Mr. Wright was a member of the Bible Church at Rockbridge, and retired as supervisor from Mohawk after more than 40 years of service.

Surviving are his wife of 40 years, Lillian H. Wright; six children, David Wright, Mark Wright, Lisa Black, Bonnie Cooper, Joey Hollis and Sherry Weber; four siblings, Hamid Wright, Norma Friend, Rena Tolley and Esther Martin; 10 grandchildren and 12 great- grandchildren.

A funeral will be conducted 2 p.m. Monday, June 5, at the Rockbridge Memorial Gardens Mausoleum with Pastor George Warden officiating. Burial will be private. There will be no visitation at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

Arrangements are by Harrison Funeral Home & Crematory.







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