OBITUARY

Quitman Marshall Wright Sr.

May 2, 1925May 28, 2019
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COLUMBIA - A funeral service for Quitman Marshall Wright, Sr., 94, will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, June 1, 2019 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park with full military honors. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. Friday, May 31, 2019, at the funeral home.

Mr. Wright passed away Tuesday, May 28, 2019. Born in Los Angeles, CA on May 2, 1925, he was a son of the late Gordon Calhoun Wright and Elizabeth DeBruhl Marshall.

Mr. Wright served in the U.S. Air Force as a fighter pilot during the Korean Conflict and Vietnam War. He retired after 25 years as a Major and then went on to sell life insurance for Appalachian Life for 25 years. He was a member and volunteer of the Mended Hearts Club and a member of the Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce and was also an avid golfer. Marshall was a loving and patient husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and brother.

Surviving are his wife, Dixie C. Wright of Irmo; sons, Marty Wright of Chapin, Rick Wright of Columbia and Doug Wright (Leslie) of Ridgeville; daughter, Sara W. Gainey (David) of Irmo; seven grandchildren, Rebecca Esquiel-Rodriguez, Chandler Wright, Lauren Wright, Preston Gainey, Adam Gainey, Ricky Wright, and Annie Wright; two great-grandchildren; and other family members in Alabama and Tennessee.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his sisters, Mary Sullivan Robinson and Betty Wright. Memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

Please sign the online guestbook at www.dunbarfunerals.com.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, May 31, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, June 1, 2019
  • Burial Saturday, June 1, 2019

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Donna & Steve Howie

June 6, 2019

Dearest Dixie , Sara, Marty, Doug and Rick
Our deepest and sincerest condolences. We were blessed to know Marshall and enjoyed going down memory lane with all the pictures and video! I’m sorry we didn’t know of his passing till after the services.
Y’all are in our prayers and thoughts and we love you sweet Dixie 😘🥰🙏

Rebecca Rodriguez

May 30, 2019

I'm so honored to have met you and so very thankful of how accepting you and your family were to me. I know I don't talk to many of the other family members like I do Dad and Ricky but I love them all just the same and I love so much talking to Memaw still. Thank you for giving me a small piece of the Wright family to carry with me for the rest of my life. I love you so much. You will forever be missed.

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