Allen Wright

December 21, 2013
Allen Wright

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Allen Wayne Wright, 74, died on December 21 from kidney cancer. He was born in Lynchburg, Va. and was the son of the late Thomas Henry Wright and Rachel Brauer Wright.

Allen graduated from Brookville High School in 1957 and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and University, as it was known then, in 1961. He spent four years in the Corps of Cadets and was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the United States Army. After proudly serving for twenty-f our years, he retired in 1985. Allen served two tours in Vietnam in 1968 and 1972.

Allen was a great sports enthusiast and loyal fan of the Washington Redskins, the St Louis Cardinals, and all Virginia Tech sports. He also loved playing golf for many years at Kingsmill where he was a member of the Odd Lots and the Loyal Order of Ball Hawks. He volunteered at both the PGA and LPGA tournaments held yearly at Kingsmill.

Allen loved his family, his country, and his church, St Martinís Episcopal. He was one of the founders of the church menís group and helped organize food collection for the Grove Community Center.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Pam, his son, Paul, his sister, Cynthia (Tommy), his brother, David(Linda), numerous cousins, including Edward Booth and Aubrey Booth, and nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends Friday January 3, 2014 from 5-7 pm at Bucktrout Funeral Home located at 4124 Ironbound Road Williamsburg. Memorial service will be held at St Martinís Episcopal Church on Saturday, January 4, 2014 at 1:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers, the family request memorial donations to the Va. Tech Foundation(specify Corps of Cadets) 902 Prices Fork Road, Blackburg , Va. 24061 or Wounded Warriors 1120 G Street NW, Suite 700, Washington D.C. 20005.

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  • January 05, 2014
    Chuck McGinnis says:
    As a member of St. Martin's Buildings and Grounds Committee I had the privilege of working with Al for the good of St. Martin's and its congregation. He will surely be missed.

  • January 04, 2014
    Rocco J.olafrancesco says:
    Hello Pam: Very sorry to hear of Allen's passing. I was away but I did keep tabs within the NN paper. I tried calling you but could not get a telephone number for your residence. Will talk w/you one day soon. VERY SORRY

  • January 01, 2014
    George Jackson says:
    I wanted to take this time to express my condolence to you for the loss of Allen your loved one. I wanted to share a thought with you that comforted me when I lost a family member in death. The man Job in ( Job 14:14) asks" If an able-bodied man dies can he live again?". Happily Jesus answers in ( John 5:28,29)-" Do not marvel at this, because the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out, those who did good things to a resurrection of life" Well I hope that you will be able to draw some comfort from these scriptural thoughts as I did.

  • January 01, 2014
    Ginger Shannon Young says:
    My thoughts and prayers go out to you, Pam, and your children as you suffer through he death of Allen. Allen introduced Kenneth to me. I would see the two of you during their Tech years. You then gave me the condolences after Kenneth's death in Vietnam. God bless and stay with you. Ginger Shannon Young

  • January 02, 2014
    Phyllis Coleman says:
    Pam, It is with sadness to hear the passing of my classmate and friend Iíve known since 8th. Grade at Brookville High School, and were in the same homeroom. After the 50th Reunion of the Class of 1957, weíve kept in touch every month via email reminders of Class lunches and classmate news. It was always good hearing from Allen. Our sincere condolences are extended to you and family for your loss. May you feel Godís comfort during this difficult time and know that we and others have you in thoughts and prayers. Jerome and Phyllis Wood Coleman BHS í53 and ë57 Lynchburg, Virginia