(ROANOKE) Graveside services for Otis Wright Jr., 70, of Roanoke will be Monday, June 29, 2020, at 12:30 p.m. CDT at Ft. Mitchell National Cemetery in Ft. Mitchell with military honors with Bishop Gregory Beck Foster officiating. Those attending the service are encouraged to meet at the funeral home no later than 10:30 a.m. to line up for travel.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 4 to 7 p.m. on Sunday.
Mr. Wright departed this life Monday, June 22, at Tanner-East Alabama Medical Center in Wedowee.
A Randolph County native, Mr. Wright was born June 25, 1949, the son of Otis Wright Sr. and Naomi Joe Wright. Before his passing, he accepted Jesus as his Savior and is now experiencing the joy and love of his heavenly Father. Mr. Wright served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps, achieving expert rifle marksmanship and earning a medal of gallantry as a member of the Forward Troop Engineering Corps while serving in the Vietnam War. "Jr.," as his family called him, enjoyed life to the fullest and never seemed happier than when he was surrounded by friends with whom he would share beer and a good round of spades. In his youth, drag racing, James River fishing and what he called "good" music seemed his first priorities. Mr. Wright was also a good daddy whose Saturdays were regularly filled with father/daughter field trips and adventures, including catching the occasional snapping turtle and visits to the local racetracks.
He leaves to mourn a devoted wife of 29 years, Shearon G. Wright of Roanoke; two daughters, Mavourene Wright-Robinson of Columbia, Md., and Marestine Wright; two stepsons, Kelvin B. Molden (Tina) of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Terrance L. Molden (Melissa) of Wedowee; four sisters, Earnestine Gooden (Lewis) and Suenell Pinkard (JW), both of Wedowee, Louise Baker (Willie Joe) of Mableton, Ga., and Juanita Bates (Charles) of Chester, Va.; 12 grandchildren, one biological, Tyler Robinson, and 11 additional beloved grandchildren through his union with Shearon; as well as a host of nieces, nephews, other relative and friends.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.quattlebaumfuneralhome.com.
Quattlebaum Funeral Home, Roanoke.