OBITUARY

Raleigh Thomas Wright Jr.

January 28, 1942March 23, 2021

Raleigh Thomas Wright, Jr., age 79, husband of Kathleen F. Wright, passed away peacefully at his home on Tuesday, March 23, 2021.

Born in Dallas, he was a son of the late Raleigh Thomas Wright, Sr. and Ora Lee Pasour Wright. Mr. Wright was retired from Owen Steel and was a member of Dallas Baptist Church. He was the Valedictorian of Dallas High School, Class of 1961 and attended Appalachian State and N.C. State. Mr. Wright was an avid bowler who competed in many leagues and tournaments. He was also a huge Duke fan and a cat lover and collector.

In addition to his wife of 40 years, Mr. Wright “Tommy” is survived by two daughters, Karen Wright Huffman (Lane) and Karena Denise Jacobs (Chuck); a son, Raleigh Thomas Wright, III (Frances); two step-sons, Robert Thomas Crump and Arthur Lewis Crump (Deborah); a sister, Rebecca Lee Stinson (Bobby); a brother, Fredrick Nicholas “Buster” Wright (Melanie); 12 grandchildren, Kristi, Tony, Karel, Keisha, Charlie, Maggie, Abbie, Libby, James, Ashley, Brandon, and Matthew; and 5 great grandchildren.

Private funeral services will be held by the family. The service will be live-streamed on the Carothers Funeral Home Facebook Page on Saturday, March 27, 2021 beginning at 12:00 PM.

Memorials may be made to the Gaston County Animal Care “Cat Division”, 1491 Business Park Court, Gastonia, NC 28052.

Services

  • Funeral Service Live-Stream

    Saturday, March 27, 2021

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Sharon O'Dell

March 26, 2021

I just talked to him 6 weeks ago. Just a call to check in and say "I love you!" Loved hearing from him and so shocked to hear about his passing. My cousins are all so special to me and send love and condolences to all of you. You are forever in my heart and prayers! Tommy, I will really miss you!❤️🙏🏼

Joe & Colleen Greene

March 26, 2021

Tom has been a great friend for over 50 years. He was always smiling, thoughtful and kind. One of the most sincere people ever. He will be missed and beloved by many. Our prayers our with Kathy and the family.

Jean Kendrick

March 25, 2021

Prayers going up for the families! He was my 2 older brothers friends at Dallas and visited at our home many times. I reconnected with him on FB. He sure loved his bowling and his family! He will be missed.

Dianne White

March 25, 2021

I remember Tommy as being one of the smartest kid in our class. My sympathy goes out to his family.

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