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 01, 2014
    Caryol Wright Hunter says:
    Pam, I'm so sorry for your loss. So many memories of HS & our early dating yrs when you met Allen. I regret we didn't maintain close contact. May God bring you comfort.

  • January 03, 2014
    Ronald L. Hendrick says:
    Pam,I'am so sorry to hear of Allen's passing and offer my condolences to you and his family. We were classmates at BHS. We were together at the Class of '57 reunion in 2007. I will always remember playing basketball with him in high school.

  • January 02, 2014
    Sandra Phlegar Weigand says:
    Thinking of you and your family with sympathy in the passing of Allen. He and I were high school friends at Brookville. I know you have many wonderful, warm memories to keep him close in your heart. Blessings, Sandra Weigand

  • January 01, 2014
    Barclay Andrews says:
    You have my sincere condolences on the passing of Allen. He was my roommate at Tech for two years and we became very good friends. I know you will miss him very much.

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