Glenn Melvin Wright

October 4, 2021
Glenn Melvin Wright

Glenn Melvin Wright of Toano, Va died peacefully with his family by his side on Monday Oct 4th 2021. He is survived by his beloved wife of 47 years Peggy Dawson Wright. He was born in Centralia, VA, son of the late Wilbur and Elizabeth Wright  Preceded in death by his sisters Cynthia Murrey, Sheila Bradshaw, Carol Larossee and Heidi Wright.

Glenn was a retired project manager for commercial construction. He loved to customize classic cars and trucks, build and fly model airplanes, boating and fishing. He could build anything, do anything, fix anything all with kindness and a heart of gold.  His passion was his family and music.

Survived by his daughter Chelsea Wright Jones of New Kent, VA, son Joshua Glenn Wright (Nonnie Wright) of Toano; his treasured grandchildren Cassidy Robertson, Kayla Jones, Jamie Wright, Joshua Wright Jr, Landon Jones, Jordan Wright and Jewel Wright;  sister Terri Jones (Jesse Jones), and brothers Robert Wright (Jenny Wright), Roger Wright and David Wright.

The family will hold a memorial service on Oct 30 at 11:00 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,  2017 Newman Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23188. Following the service, there will be a Cruise-In reception at 7550 Church Lane in Glenn’s honor. Please drive your classic car or hotrod if you have one.

In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to the Colorectal Cancer Alliance at

Arrangements entrusted to Bucktrout Funeral Home of Williamsburg, VA.


Saturday, October 30, 2021
11:00 AM

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints - Directions
2017 Newman Road
Williamsburg, 23188

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  • October 16, 2021
    Kellie Lyons says:
    Peggy, so sorry to hear about Glenn’s passing. Praying for strength and comfort for you and your family

  • October 28, 2021
    Bix & Kathy Clarke says:
    We were so saddened to hear this. What great memories we have of good times at the Yacht Basin. Praying for peace for all of you...

  • October 21, 2021
    Frieda Cox and John Aydelott says:
    Peggy,we are so sorry to hear about Glenn's passing. He was such a wonderful person and what fun times we all had at the Yacht Basin. Condolences to you and your family

  • October 20, 2021
    Mark Beach says:
    Peggy I am so sorry to hear of Glenn’s passing. I had just sent a friend request and was so looking forward to speaking with him. I truly enjoyed your friendship over the years. If there is anything we can do just let me know.

  • October 20, 2021
    Toni Sirles says:
    Glenn was a beautiful soul, and he touched the hearts of many; he will be greatly missed. May the memories be your comfort that will live in your heart forever! You and your loved ones will be in my thoughts and prayers.