Harold Wade Wright

September 30, 1953 - April 25, 2018
Harold Wade Wright

Harold Wade Wright, 64, was called home to his Savior in Heaven on April 25, 2018. He was born September 30, 1953 in Loris, SC. He was predeceased by his father Reverend Dewey M. Wright and mother Gladys Boswell Wright.

He is survived by his life-long love of 42 years, Anna Marie Walton Wright; and the joys of his life, grandchildren: Ilias, Walter and honorary grandchildren: David and Autumn; daughter, Sonya W. Spaulding (Will); sons: Harold “Wade” Wright II and Dustin Wade Wright; sister: Hilda Wright Peach (Jim); brothers: Joe “Buddy” Wright (Brenda) and Charles D. Wright Sr. (Sue) and a multitude of loved relatives.

He worked for the city of Wilmington for 46 years starting at MUNI for Lawrence Cook, retiring as the Parks and Rec Tree Crew Chief in 2017.  He coached softball/baseball at Cape Fear Optimist for several years.

He was a devoted and loving husband, father, father-in-law, brother and “PAPA” to his family who would do ANYTHING for anybody at anytime with love.  He said, “It is well with my soul because I know that I know that I know.”

He lived for God first and his family, golf and riding his Harley, “Big Blue”. He was a longtime member and pastor’s counsel man at the church.

A Memorial service will be held Sunday, April 29, 2018 at 3:00 PM at The River at Wrightsville Avenue Church of God, 2132 Wrightsville Avenue Wilmington NC 28403.

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  • April 28, 2018
    Tracy Robin Hewett says:
    If it wasn't for Herold idk he prayed fasted visited me untill I gave my life to the Lord . I was in bad shape...he was a good man and I had nothing but good to say our heart goes out to Anna and family we know where he is ,it's our hearts that grieve and hurt from the loss ...praying for family may God comfort and be with you all ..

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  • May 01, 2018
    Kay Lauter Loflin says:
    My prayers are with you and your family. I just saw this and am beyond grieved for you. I have not seen Harold in years but remember his smile and personality with fondness.

  • May 01, 2018
    Pearl says:
    Anna, My heartfelt thoughts and prayers for you and your lovely family. Working with you for many years, I have fond memories when Harold would call you, your beautiful smile would light up the room. Harold was a wonderful person that deeply loved his family. May the Lord comfort you and give you strength during this most difficult time. Love- Pearl