Charles W. Wright

Dorchester Star - - Obituaries -

TAY­LOR’S IS­LAND — Charles Wood­ley Wright, 96, of Tay­lor’s Is­land, MD, passed away on Mon­day, March 28, 2016 at his home. He was born in Rich­mond, VA on June 5, 1919 and was the youngest son of the late Ed­loe W. and Marie W. Wright. Charles had a brother Ed­loe Jr. and two sis­ters He­len Har­ris and Betty At­tiliis, all de­ceased.

Mr. Wright grad­u­ated from Ge­orge Wash­ing­ton High School in Alexan­dria, VA. Af­ter grad­u­a­tion, Charles worked with his fa­ther paint­ing bridges for the rail­road. As a Mer­chant Ma­rine dur­ing World War II he lived in Cal­i­for­nia de­liv­er­ing mil­i­tary sup­plies through­out the Pa­cific Ocean. Re­turn­ing to Vir­ginia af­ter the war Mr. Wright joined J.E. Hanger, a pros­thet­ics man­u­fac­turer. On Sept. 8, 1951, he mar­ried his high school sweet­heart, the for­mer Ella L. Pem­ber­ton. Shortly af­ter mar­riage Charles moved his fam­ily to Philadel­phia, PA and opened a branch of­fice for J.E. Hanger where he worked un­til re­tir­ing in 1985.

Dur­ing the 1950s, Charles and Ella adopted two chil­dren. Af­ter­wards he spent his free time with fam­ily at his va­ca­tion home on Tay­lor’s Is­land; mov­ing to Tay­lor’s Is­land per­ma­nently upon his re­tire­ment. Charles loved boat­ing and fish­ing, built a large boat — the “Happy Pappy” — and joined the Coast Guard Aux­il­iary. Mr. Wright was also a long time mem­ber of the Tay­lor’s Is­land Vol­un­teer Fire Com­pany.

He is sur­vived by a son, Charles Wright, and grand­chil­dren Gre­gory and Bri­tany, and a daugh­ter Tina Ben­nett (hus­band Tommy).

A me­mo­rial ser­vice will be held on Satur­day, April 30, 1 p.m. at the Tay­lor’s Is­land Fire Hall with Rev. Robert Kirkley of­fi­ci­at­ing.

In lieu of flow­ers, me­mo­rial con­tri­bu­tions can be made to the Tay­lor’s Is­land Vol­un­teer Fire Com­pany, P.O. Box 277, Tay­lor’s Is­land, MD 21669.

Ar­range­ments are in the care of the Thomas Fu­neral Home, P.A. in Cam­bridge.


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