Francis Prience Wright, Jr. (F.P.) passed away on Thursday, September 3, 2020, after a period of declining health.
Born to Francis Prience Wright and Roberta Bynum Wright on May 29, 1934 in Raleigh, NC. F. P. grew up in Charlotte, NC and graduated from Central High School in 1952. He was a member of the ROTC and excelled in football and played the drums in the marching band.
Throughout his college years at N.C. State he remained active in ROTC and was on the tennis team. He graduated in 1956 and remained a big Wolfpack fan throughout his life.
F.P. joined the U.S. Airforce serving in weapons development and testing. He obtained the rank of Captain before his honorable discharge. After serval successful careers he settled in Taylorsville, NC and became a principal in Alexvale Furniture Company. F.P. was a member servant of the Lord.
He is survived by his loving wife, Gloria Little Wright; three children: Valerie Wright Conley (Billy), David A. Wright, and Jennifer Holloway McLain (Donald). He was loved by five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
F.P. Leaves behind many friends and will be greatly missed by those whose life he touched.
The family held a celebration of life service on Saturday, September 5, 2020 at Forest Park Presbyterian Church.
Memorials may be made to the church at P.O. Box 1222, Statesville, NC 28687.
Troutman Funeral Home is serving the family of F.P. Wright.
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Forest Park Presbyterian
1026 Davie Ave., Statesville NC 28677