Ernest Otis Wright

December 6, 1936 - November 24, 2012
Ernest Otis Wright

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Ernest Otis Wright, 75, went to be with the Lord Saturday, November 24, 2012.

Mr. Wright was born December 6, 1936 in Gashes Creek, Buncombe County, NC. He graduated from Mills River High School and obtained several certifications in mining, engineering, construction and heating and plumbing. Mr. Wright served his country in the United States Army and traveled extensively while in the Armed Services and for the companies who employed him. He was a resident of Alaska and the state of Washington until returning to North Carolina and retiring in Hendersonville.

Mr. Wright was preceded in death by his parents, James Robert and Vader May Wright (Penley); brother, Clarence Wright; and sister, Sallie Margaret Robinson.

Mr. Wright is survived by his son, Dennis Lee Wright and daughter, Cynthia Ann Wright, both of Washington State; sisters, Alma Lehman of Hendersonville and Louise Jagello of Jackson, MI; and brother, Don Wright of Jackson, MI. He will be dearly missed by his nieces, nephews, and many other relatives and friends.

A funeral service will be held at 1 PM Saturday, December 1, 2012 in the Kirby Memorial Chapel of Shuler Funeral Home with the Reverend Cecil Robinson officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at Cane Creek Cemetery in Fairview. The family will receive friends from 4 ñ 8 PM Friday, November 30 at Shuler Funeral Home.

The family wishes to express sincere thanks to Mr. Wrightís niece, Barbara Searles, and his cousins, Vance and Carolyn Gibson, for their special care and support.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mt. Zion Baptist Church Building Fund, 270 Overlook Road, Asheville, NC 28803.


Saturday, December 1, 2012
12:00 AM

Kirby Memorial Chapel of Shuler Funeral Home - Directions
125 Orrs Camp Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792


Saturday, December 1, 2012

Cane Creek Cemetery - Directions
Grave Yard Road
Fairview, NC 28730

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  • November 27, 2012
    James Davenport says:
    Sorry to hear of Ernest death. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. James Davenport Mills River High School Class of 1956

  • November 27, 2012
    Nellie Taylor Young says:
    Dear Alma, my deepest sympathy to you and your family during this time of sorrow. I have many fond memories of Ernest when we were in high school and recently of visits with him at the Life Care Center. May God bless you with a special strength and renewed hope in the days ahead. Nellie Taylor Young Mills River High School Class of 1956

  • November 28, 2012
    Thelma Lance McGraw says:
    I have many fond memories of Ernest (and Alma)beginning at Mills River (class of 1956). My prayers and sympathies are with you as you adjust to live without Ernest. So sorry to miss his funeral service as I plan to be out of town. Thelma McGraw

  • November 30, 2012
    Lois Greenlee says:
    I am so sorry for all of you with Ernests passing.May you find peace and comfort from our thoughts and prayers. He was a great friend.

  • December 01, 2012
    Elaine McKinney says:
    I'm so sorry for your loss. May God grant you peace, grace and comfort at this time. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. God's grace is sufficient.