William Franklin Wright

July 31, 1938January 3, 2019

William Franklin Wright, 80, a resident of Harrisonburg, died January 3, 2019 at Sunnyside Presbyterian Retirement Community.

A son of the late Ernest S. and Irene Dice Wagoner Wright, he was born on July 31, 1938 in Staunton, VA. William graduated from James Madison University and George Washington University.

William was a dispatcher for the Sheriff’s Department in Pinellas County, Florida, and retired in 2001. He moved to Harrisonburg in 2007 where he was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. He is survived by several cousins.

A Mass of the Resurrection will be held Monday, January 7, 2019 at 11:00 am at the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church with Father Silvio Kaberia officiating.

Following the service, he will be cremated at the Lindsey Funeral Home and burial will be held on Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 11:00 am in Panorama Memorial Gardens, 4917 Strasburg Road, Strasburg, Virginia.

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  • A Number Of, Cousins

  • Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church


17 January

Cremation Burial

11:00 am

Panorama Memorial Gardens

4917 Strasburg Road
Strasburg, Virginia 22657


  • Mass of the Resurrection Monday, January 7, 2019

William Franklin Wright

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Judy Lawson

January 14, 2019

So sorry to hear of the passing of William. He was once my neighbor at Crossroads Farm and such a good neighbor to have. Always enjoyed talking with him and enjoyed sharing food with him as he did with us. RIP sweet man.