OBITUARY

Donald Franklyn Wright

February 20, 1933September 29, 2020
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Donald Franklyn Wright, 87, of Stuarts Draft, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at the Shenandoah Hospice House.

He was born February 20, 1933, a son of the late Floyd and Hallie (Craig) Wright.

Donald served his country in the United States Army, attended the University of Virginia, and retired from General Electric as a technical editor.

Donald was a member of Mountain View Mennonite Church where he served as superintendent, teacher, Torchbearer leader, member of MYF, served as a church greeter, helped with the MDS, and was the Sherando Barber.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother and two sisters.

Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Mary Ann (Bridge) Wright; his children, Ronnie Wright and Rena Rines, Donna Walsh and husband, Jim, Phyllis Hostetler and husband, Jesse, D.F. Wright and wife, Cindy; 12 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, October 3, 2020 at Mountain View Mennonite Church with Pastor Earl Monroe officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, October 2, 2020 at the Waynesboro Chapel of Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes.

Active pallbearers will be Ronnie Wright, D. F. Wright, Tanner Wright, Tyler Wright, Paul Jones, Brett Hostetler, Bryan Hostetler, Jim Walsh, Jessie Hostetler, Seth Gardner, Lee Spurling, Jake Floyd and Jimmy Greis.

Honorary pallbearers will be Brittany Jones, Lauren Gardner, Jessah Hostetler, Kasey Spurling, Elizabeth Greis, Carmen Hewitt, Rena Rines, Emilee Floyd, Cara Wright and Caitlynn Wright.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, face masks and social distancing will be mandatory.

Mary and family would like to give a special thank you to the many friends and family members for all the food, prayers and visits during Don’s illness.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Mountain View Mennonite Church Building Fund, P.O. 208 Lyndhurst, Virginia or the Augusta Health Foundation, c/o Hospice of the Shenandoah, P.O. Box 1000, Fishersville, Virginia 22939.

Relatives and friends may share condolences and memories with the family online by visiting www.reynoldshamrickfuneralhomes.com

  • FAMILY

  • In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother and two sisters.


    Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Mary Ann (Bridge) Wright; his children, Ronnie Wright and Rena Rines, Donna Walsh and husband, Jim, Phyllis Hostetler and husband, Jesse, D.F. Wright and wife, Cindy; 12 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

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  • PALLBEARERS

  • Ronnie Wright, D. F. Wright, Tanner Wright, Tyler Wright, Paul Jones, Brett Hostetler, Bryan Hostetler, Jim Walsh, Jessie Hostetler, Seth Gardner, Lee Spurling, Jake Floyd and Jimmy Greis, Active Pallbearers
  • Brittany Jones, Lauren Gardner, Jessah Hostetler, Kasey Spurling, Elizabeth Greis, Carmen Hewitt, Rena Rines, Emilee Floyd, Cara Wright and Caitlynn Wright, Honorary Pallbearers
  • DONATIONS

  • Mountain View Mennonite Church Building Fund, P.O. 208 Lyndhurst, Virginia or the Augusta Health Foundation in care Hospice of the Shenandoah, P.O. Box 1000, Fishersville, Virginia 22939

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation

    Friday, October 2, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, October 3, 2020

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Officiating, Interment

Memories

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Ronnie & Pam Craig

October 20, 2020

Dear Mary and family, we just heard today of Don's passing (no longer receive the newspaper). Don was a fine man respected by all his family (Ronnie is a cousin), all his co-workers at GE (Pam was a co-worker) and by all his many friends. Cherish your memories of happy times with him, as we will too. Our prayers are for your strength during this time.

Missy Noel

October 3, 2020

Dear Mrs. Wright and Family,
I am so very sorry for the loss of Mr. Wright! He will be sorely missed by us all! I will forever remember him at all Birthday parties!
I think of each of you often and say a prayer for you all. I pray for God to wrap his loving arms around each of you, to give you strength for each passing day and I ask for him to comfort each of you during this time and always, as only he can.
God bless and keep each one of you now and forever!
Love and Prayers,
Missy

Lisa/Chris McGann

October 3, 2020

Ronnie and family, we are so very sorry for your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Judy Hevener

October 2, 2020

Dear Wright Family,

My prayers are with you as you mourn Mr. Wright's death and celebrate his special place in all of your lives. It was my privilege to know him from the class of '51 reunions and from teaching Ronnie, D. F., Tyler, Tanner, and Brittany.

May God give you His peace that passes understanding as grieve and bless you with many good memories to sustain you in the days ahead.

Clint Nicely

October 2, 2020

So sorry to receive this news. What a wonderful man! When we think of Mr. Wright, we think of some of his many great qualities: caring, kindness, sincerity, humility, humor, pleasantness, and so many more. He and Mary always exemplify the very best of Christian values, always making everyone around them feel comfortable and appreciated. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends.
Bug and Donna

Jennifer Brooks

September 30, 2020

Mary and Family,

As I have said many times, my thoughts and prayers are with you all. Don was my family too. He always had a smile on his face and ALWAYS asked about my boys. I pray that you all will find the peace you need during this time of grief. May God wrap His arms around you.

Linda and Frank Armentrout

September 30, 2020

Dear Friends,
We are saddened to hear of Don's passing, but know he is home with our Lord, so in that, there is comfort.
We have kept up with news from Mt. View and friends through the weekly bulletins, and have been praying for Mary and Don.
Know you are loved, and prayers continue.
In Christ's Love,
Linda and Frank (Benavitch) Armentrout
Afton, VA

Sarah/Barry Robertson

September 30, 2020

Our thoughts and prayers are with you Mary and family. We love you God has called a special Angel home We pray for God to give you comfort, peace and strength. Love and Prayers.

Keith, Pam and LeAnna Varney

September 30, 2020

We wanted all of you to know that we are thinking of you and praying for comfort, lots of hugs and peace at this time. We will be up soon to visit with you Mary! Love you all so much. I am attaching the last picture that I Took of Don and Mary. What a special couple you two are and always will be, A Godly example for all of us to follow!

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