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Donald Eugene “Gene” Wright, Sr., 81, died Thursday, July 9, 2020.


Gene was the son of the late Bennie Louie Wright and Hilda Mae Ange Wright. 

Gene retired as a letter carrier with the United States Postal Service after 42 years of service. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, served in the United States Army Reserve, was an avid hunter and fisherman, loved to talk and loved people, but mainly loved his family.

Gene is survived by his beloved wife; Dorothy Lowe Wright, his sons; Don Wright of Atlanta Georgia, Greg Wright and his wife Betty of Rocky Mount, Kevin Wright and his wife Nicole of Rocky Mount, his brother; William Wright and his wife Peggie of Durham, his sisters; Becky Long and her husband Danny of Nashville, NC, Hilda Grey Hamilton of Rocky Mount, and Brenda Faye Wright of Gaston, his grandchildren; Elaina, Alexandra, Erica, Dawson, and Ava Wright.

A Graveside Memorial Service will be held Wednesday, July 15, 2020, at 2:00 P.M. at Cedarwood Cemetery with Rev. Randy Martin officiating.

Online condolences may be left at wrennclarkehagan.com