Andrew Haley Wright

February 17, 1926February 18, 2021

Andrew Haley Wright, 95, of Martinsville, a man who dearly loved God, his family, country, friends and who never met a stranger, passed away on Thursday, February 18, 2021. He was born on February 17, 1926 in Henry County to Charlie Martin Wright and Nannie Martin Wright.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Ella Donavant Wright; son, Kent Wright; sisters, Mary Wright Payne and Maude Wright Holley; brothers, Leonard, George, Clarence, Jesse, Cooper, and infant brother, Martin Wright.

He is survived by his sons, Sammy Glenn Wright (Robin) and Mark Andrew Wright (Wenona); six grandchildren; and eleven great grandchildren.

Mr. Wright retired as a rural letter carrier for 32 years. He was a past president of the Dyers Store Ruritan Club and past state president of the National Rural Letter Carriers Association. Mr. Wright also greatly enjoyed the 25 years he worked for Collins and McKee-Stone Funeral Home where he was able to continue seeing and helping so many of his friends.

A joint funeral service for Mr. Wright and his son, Kent Ellis Wright, who passed away on Monday, February 15, 2021, both of whom where members of Chatham Heights Baptist Church, will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at Chatham Heights Baptist Church. Reverend Dr. Michael Hatfield and Reverend Lewis Harris will officiate. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Chatham Heights Baptist Church, 1235 Old Chatham Road, Martinsville, VA 24112 or to the Martinsville & Henry County Veterans Honor Guard, P.O. Box 1002, Collinsville, VA 24078


  • Charlie Martin Wright, Father (deceased)
  • Nannie Martin Wright, Mother (deceased)
  • Ella Donavant Wright, Wife (deceased)
  • Kent Wright, Son (deceased)
  • Mary Wright Payne, Sister (deceased)
  • Maude Wright Holley, Sister (deceased)
  • Leonard Wright, Brother (deceased)
  • George Wright, Brother (deceased)
  • Clarence Wright, Brother (deceased)
  • Jesse Wright, Brother (deceased)
  • Cooper Wright, Brother (deceased)
  • Martin Wright, Infant Brother (deceased)
  • Sammy Glenn Wright, Son
  • Robin Wright, Daughter-in-law
  • Mark Andrew Wright, Son
  • Wenona Wright, Daughter-in-law
  • Mr. Wright is also survived bysix grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren.

  • Chatham Heights Baptist Church
  • Martinsville & Henry County Veterans Honor Guard


  • Joint Funeral Service with his son, Kent

    Wednesday, February 24, 2021


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Patty Warren

February 24, 2021

So sorry to hear of Andrew’s passing. I have such good memories from childhood visiting Andrew & Ella, with my grandmother Estelle Warren. Ella & Estelle were always together doing something! Andrew and Ella were such kind and caring people; so fun to be around. I will always treasure those memories.
Prayers for all of the family during this difficult time.

Candace Hall

February 23, 2021

Sammy and Robin, Mark and family, my thoughts and prayers are with each of you during this time. Andrew and Ella was a big part of our family. The wonderful memories. Rest in peace Andrew. You are with the love of your life. My deepest sympathy. Love to each of you. Candace Hall


February 23, 2021


Pam Vernon

February 22, 2021

To Sammy & Mark sorry about dad,and brother.they are in a better place with the Lord sorry I can't be there my thoughts and prayers are with you Love Pam Vernon

Darrell Bryant

February 22, 2021

Mr. Wright was like a Father to me from 1968 through 1971. I spent many nights and weekends with his family. He never had a cross word and taught me what family life was and should be! I am blessed to have that experience and memory. My deepest condolences to Sammy , Mark and the rest of his family. He was a good man.

Jeannette Light

February 21, 2021

My father was a mail carrier with Mr. Wright and he thought Mr Wright was one of the finest people he ever met. I met him and Ms. . Wright through my dad and I agree with him, they were two wonderful people. They used to visit my parents when they still lived at home and after my father went in the nursing home Mr. Wright continued to visit him and attended several birthday parties for my dad. I am so very sorry for your losses but I know they are both in a better place. Mau God give you peace.
Jeannette Bousman Light

Tanya Morris

February 19, 2021

To all the Wright Family, We have known Andrew and Kent our whole lives and they were the best. Most of our childhood memories was spent at Andrew and Ella house.They will be greatly missed by everyone. We are very sorry for such a big lost together we will be sending prayers and love to all of The Wright Family. Tanya (Metcalf) Morris and Ella (Metcalf) Ward

Debra & Benny Warren

February 19, 2021

So sad to hear of Andrew’s passing. I have fond memories visiting him and Ella with my mother in law Estelle Warren. He was always kind and friendly to me and made me feel welcome in his home. May you R.I.P as you reunite with Ella and Kent in Heaven. Prayers for the family!

Sandra & Donnie Chappell

February 19, 2021

So sad to hear of Andrew's passing so close to Kent's...he was our postman for many years & a very nice gentleman..he lived a good, long life & we pray sweet memories will bring peace to his family..hugs & prayers

Doris Hale

February 18, 2021

I have many fond memories of Mr Wright as a young teenage girl. May his reunion with Mrs Wright be joyous. Thoughts and prayers being sent to Mark, Sammy and their families.