OBITUARY

Clarence "Funky" Owen Wright

March 27, 1946July 29, 2017

Clarence “Funky” Owen Wright, 71, of Lynchburg passed away Saturday, July 29, 2017, at his residence. He was the husband of Patricia Ann Sowell Wright. Born March 27, 1946, in Lynchburg, he was the son of the late Clarence Edward Wright and the late Blanche Ailene Wright Ashworth.

Clarence was a retired clerk for Gould Battery Plants, where he served for nineteen years. He was a big fan of NASCAR, and enjoyed hunting and fishing with his brothers and friends.

In addition to his parents, Clarence was preceded in death by four brothers, Carroll W. Wright, Dennis M. Wright, Douglas “Bug” R. Wright and James “Greeky” Ashworth.

In addition to his wife, Clarence is survived by four children, David Whitmore and his wife Teresa of Lynchburg, Corey Wright and his wife Melissa of Lynchburg, Scott Wright of Lynchburg and Crystal W. Boyd and her husband Josh of Evington; three brothers, Harvey “Biff” L. Wright and his wife Anita of Madison Heights, Ronald “Monkey” Wright of Lynchburg and Terry Ashworth and his wife Marilyn of Lynchburg; sisters-in- law, Rebecca Ashworth of Madison Heights, Minnie “Pizzle” Wright of Rustburg and Barbara Gail Wright of Lynchburg; and numerous grandchildren, nephews, nieces and other family members and friends.

A graveside service will be conducted 11:00 a.m., Thursday, August 3, 2017, at Fort Hill Memorial Park with the Rev. Fred Williams officiating.

The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, August 2, 2017, at Whitten Park Avenue Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alan B. Pearson Regional Cancer Center: 1701 Thomson Dr., Lynchburg, VA 24501 or the American Heart Association: 3410 Chaparral, #106, Roanoke, VA 24018.

The family would like to express special thanks and appreciation for the care he received during his stay at Fairmont Crossing and to his friends Carolyn Stinnett, Judy Sutphin, John Ayers and Billy Horton.

To send online condolences to the family, please visit www.whittenparkavenue.com.

Whitten Park Avenue Chapel is serving the family, (434) 845-4521.

Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, August 2, 2017

  • Graveside Service

    Thursday, August 3, 2017

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Joan, Mark , Mike Sowell

August 2, 2017

Pasty, So sorry for your loss. You and your family and children are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Ronnie Ayers

August 1, 2017

Funky was one of my daddies best friends (Slinky Ayers). I've know him since I was a child. You will truly be missed. Sorry I can't attend the funeral, because of work, but you and your family will be in my prayers. Love ya Funky.

Smokey & Pee-Wee Hudson

July 31, 2017

We are so sorry for your loss. Funky was a good friend to me and my wife for many many years and my daughters father in law..he will be missed

Audrey Talley Haugan

July 31, 2017

Clarence (as I knew him) was in my 6th grade class at Bass. I remember him as sharp and a fantastic pitcher. I offer the deepest condolences on behalf of his old friends and neighbors on the Fairview Heights Facebook page. May Funky R.I.P.

JEREMIAH SUNDOWN

July 31, 2017

"FUNKY" (and his brothers) WAS A PLEASANT MEMORY FROM MY "FAIRVIEW DAYS" IN THE EARLY 1960s. JIMMY AND PETE WOOD, MOE AND ROBERT BAILEY, J.C. LITTLE, KENNETH COFFFLIN, RAYMOND WADE, AND A LOT OF OTHERS... GREAT MEMORIES, ONE AND ALL. I ALSO REMEMBER HIS WIFE AND THE SOWELL FAMILY. GOOD PEOPLE...
THANK YOU, "FUNKY".

Hope Lawhorne

July 31, 2017

So sorry for your lose. Prayers for the family. Hope Lawhorne(Wayne's wife).

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FROM THE FAMILY