Eugene R. Wright, Sr., 92, of Carpendale, died Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center.
Born July 22, 1924 in Barrelville, he was the son of the late Henry A. Wright and Clara B. (Shaffer) Wright.
He was also preceded in death by a grandson, Anthony Tony Lewis; a great-grandson, Chevin Resh; and, a sister, Arlene Wright.
A WWII veteran, Mr. Wright served in the U.S. Army, 202nd. Combat Engineers Battalion. He earned a Purple Heart and four Bronze Stars.
Mr. Wright belonged to William E. Shuck, Jr. Memorial Post #136, American Legion and Fort Ashby Post #6667, V.F.W.
He is survived by his children, Eugene Gene Wright and wife Patty, Barton, Carol Lewis and husband Russ, Fort Ashby, and Johia Lloyd, Frostburg; grandchildren, Martina Miller, Kandi Resh, Chanda Lewis, Tristan Lewis, Paul Wright, Eugene Rick Wright, Frank Lloyd, Jr., Nakia Gilman, and Justin Gilman; great-grandchildren, Chavelle Resh, Trevor Lloyd, Ryan Lloyd, Brittnie Gilman, Skylyn Gilman, and Anthany Gilman; great, great-granddaughter Azelle Resh; three siblings, brother and best friend, Robert Wright and wife Betty, Carpendale, Clarence Wright, Naugatuck, CT, and Shirley Hink and husband Andrew, Ocala, FL; and, a dear friend, Larry Parsons.
Friends wil be received at the Upchurch Funeral Home, P.A., 202 Greene Street, Cumberland, on Sunday, July 23rd. from 2-4 and 6-8 PM.
The funeral service will be conducted on Monday, July 24th. at 11 AM in the funeral home.
Interment will be in M.S.V.C. Rocky Gap, where military honors will be accorded by Ft. Cumberland Post #13 Honor Guard.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Childrens League, P.O. Box 267, Cumberland, MD 21501-0267.
Published on July 23, 2017