Larry "Opossum" G Wright

October 9, 1957November 13, 2020

Mr. Larry “Opossum” G. Wright, 63, of Woodstock, GA passed away November 13, 2020. Larry was born in Marietta, GA on October 9, 1957 to the late Harold and Bobbie Wright.

Larry enjoyed hosting cookouts and manning the BBQ at numerous fundraisers. Ha also enjoyed visiting Cherokee, NC, where his favorite game was the slot machines. At home, you could often find Larry in the kitchen cooking and entertaining friends.

Sometimes Larry could have a tough exterior, but once you broke through you knew you had a friend for life. He never met a stranger and made friends everywhere he went.

Larry is survived by his daughter, Lea Barrera and her husband, Erik; grandchildren, Gavin and Collin Barrera; brother, Don Wright; sisters, Wendy Langston and Renee Wright; nephew, Nick Jernigan along with many other nieces and nephews. Larry was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Nancy; and brothers, Ricky and Randy Wright.

There will be a graveside service on Friday, November 20, 2020 at 2:00pm at Marietta Campground Cemetery on GA 120 (Roswell RD) near the intersection with Sewell Mill Rd, Marietta, GA.



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Nicholas Jernigan

November 21, 2020

Larry was like a father to me I’m his nephew and since as long as I can remember he has always been there for me he’s never met a stranger even though he had a tough exterior once you broke through it you met one of the most loving caring ppl there were he loved his grandchildren dearly and family although at times got his nerves he loved and would do anything for them at one time or another every one of his brothers and sisters lived with him when they had no place to go he always opened his door to them before Larry passed away he Bought both of his sisters and me a car if he had it and you were close to him he would help you family meant a lot to Larry in his free time he would go to the local gas stations and hangout for hours out of the day and play the ding ding machines that’s what he called them the local guys at the gas station gave him the nickname bulldog and instantly became close friends to Larry that’s how it was everywhere he went Larry wasn’t just someone you meant and forget he always left an impression and if you met him you’d most likely remember him forever it was hard to get Larry to show feelings or emotions but at times he would open himself up and show a side that was very compassionate Larry was the backbone of his family him and Nancy his wife were the foundation I looked up to Larry my whole life he taught me everything I know he thought me how to become a man so with that said he best man I’ve ever known and I’ll miss him dearly but he left a mark on my life and has forever inspired me to be the best father son brother cousin and friend I could ever be I could go on forever about Larry but anyways Larry I love you more than I could ever put into words you was my best friend and I’ll miss you you brother see you on the other side

Lonnie Bryant

November 20, 2020

Larry was a great friend to my family. He’ll be missed dearly. Go be with Nancy my friend.
The Bryant’s

Benny Green

November 19, 2020

Smoke BBQ Mr Benny you have all our condolences love you all

Shannon Dixon

November 18, 2020

Larry was a good neighbor and friend. We bonded over cooking and family. Larry & Nancy showed my mother and I the ropes when we took our first trip to Cherokee. I ‘ll cherish those memories.
Sending lots of love and prayers your way. I hope the memories you share bring you comfort during this time. Nancy is now with her daddy rabbit! May God Bless this family now and always.


Bobbie Keith

November 17, 2020

Larry''possum"was. An instant friend when I met him at some local watering hole, never intoxicated just a real down to earth person that talked of his family and was like talking to a family member himself , I truely loved Larry as a person and a friend, then I met his sweetheart sister Renee , I met two siblingsthat reminded me of my family, love without reservation Larry will be missed by many.

Peggy Dobbins

November 17, 2020

Larry, was the brother of Mike's best friend Randy.
We remember so many good times with Larry, and we went to his and Nancy's wedding!!
We had so many good time's that it is hard to mention just one!
Larry, is now with his loved ones!
R.I.P Larry!
We love and will miss you!

Ron Lacey

November 17, 2020

From the first day I met Larry when we discovered we had mutual Outlaw friends from the past, I always felt I had a friend. We always had a smiling hello and hug for eachother. I look forward to seeing him again in our fathers mansion in the sky.


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