Donald Freeman Wright


Donald Freeman Wright, age 78, of Rocky Face, and formerly of Pisgah, AL., passed away Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at his residence.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Freeman and Vera Rowell Wright; and a niece, Sheila Jones.
Mr. Wright was a member of New Hope Baptist Church in Tunnel Hill, where he served as Sunday School Director and was the President of the Friendship Class for many years. He was also a member of the International Association of Machinist for 30 years.
Mr. Wright owned and operated Wright's Body Shop in Pisgah for many years. He and his wife loved to travel; cruising to the Bahama Islands and driving to all the lower 48 states as well as parts of Canada. He loved to "loafer" by just getting in his truck and driving anywhere. Mr. Wright was a big fan of Auburn University Football and Basketball.
Survivors include his loving wife, Deborah Bearden Wright of Rocky Face; daughters and sons-in-law, Leisa and Rick Pender of Athens, AL., Deborah and Gary Thurmond of Pisgah, AL., DeAnna and Michael Gass of Madison, AL., and Amy Lane of Warner Robins, GA.; sons and daughters-in-law, Kerry and Charlotte Wright of Bryant, AL., and Matt and April Baker of Ringgold; sisters, Joyce Jackson of Chattanooga, and Alta Green of Sylvania, AL.; brother and sister-in-law, Gerald and Loretta Wright of Pisgah, Al.; grandchildren, Ashley and Chris Young, Blake Moore, Kerri and Jonathan Pittman, Zachary, Toby, and Sam and Breanna Lane, Elaina and Eva Baker; great grandchildren, Paisley and Cooper Young, and Caleb Pittman; nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.
The funeral service to honor the life of Mr. Wright will be held Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at the Rocky Face Chapel of Julian Peeples Funeral Home with Rev. Darey Kittle, Rev. Keely Hasty, and Rev. Mark Atkins officiating.
Pallbearers will be Bud Allen, Jerry Burns, Charlie Hill, Kenneth Underwood, Larry Underwood, and Paul Underwood. Honorary Pallbearers will be Bill Brewton, Dean Mayes, Bill Jeffery, Larry Harden, Charlie Burns, and L.C. Bigham.
Burial will be in Westside Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the Rocky Face Chapel of Julian Peeples Funeral Home on Friday, March 29, 2019 from 6:00 until 9:00 p.m.
In Lieu of flowers, the family would like donations made to, or mail to The Skin Cancer Foundation, 205 Lexington Avenue, 11th Floor, New York, NY 10016
Funeral arrangements are by Julian Peeples Funeral Home, Rocky Face Chapel. For more information, call 706-272-9777.
Published on March 28, 2019
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