Gregory Wright
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Tuesday
1
October

Visitation

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Krantz McNeely Funeral Home
115 Market Street
Man, West Virginia, United States
304-583-6582
Tuesday
1
October

Celebration of Life

1:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Krantz McNeely Funeral Home
115 Market Street
Man, West Virginia, United States
304-583-6582
Tuesday
1
October

Laid to Rest

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Palm Memorial Gardens
901 Appalachian Hwy.
Matheny, West Virginia, United States
304-682-5677

Obituary of Gregory Wright

 

Gregory “Buck” Wright

Of Cyclone, WV

   Gregory “Buck” Wright, 69, of Cyclone, went to be with the Lord on Friday, September 27, 2019, at Logan Regional Medical Center following a long hard fought battle with liver cancer.

   Buck leaves behind his wife of 44 years, Barbara Cline Wright; his daughter, Leigh Ann Hutchens and husband Carl of Daniels; his pride and joy, grandsons, Elijah and Liam of Daniels; best friend, Kevin Marcum; and a host of friends and family.

   He was preceded in death by his parents, Betty Bailey Wright in 1997 and James Wright, Jr. in 2013.

   Buck was born in Cyclone on February 27, 1950.  He grew up surrounded by the love and laughter of family.  Buck attended Oceana High School where his cartoons were regularly featured in the high school newspaper.  Later he attended Beckley College and Morris Harvey College.  Buck made his career in the mining industry.

   In 1974, Buck met the love of his life, Barbara.  Married in 1975, they built their life together beside his childhood home, in a community of neighbors as close as family.  Buck and Barbara welcomed their only child, Leigh Ann in 1978, who was a daddy’s girl.  In the years following he would be known as “Pa” to Elijah born in 2004 and Liam born in 2013.  Buck was a Christian who most recently attended Kistler Freewill Baptist Church when his health allowed.  He had been a Sunday School teacher at Cyclone Missionary Baptist Church for greater than 17 years.

   Buck was well-known in his community.  Friends spoke of his kindness and genuine personality.  His quick-witted, dry sense of humor never failed to elicit laughter.  Buck was a giver in every sense of the word.  It was his nature to give away some thing to friends or visitors regularly.  Buck’s outlook was always what he could do for others; his selfless life only magnifying his altruistic spirit.

   Buck will be laid to rest at Palm Memorial Gardens following his services at 1 p.m. Tuesday, October 1, 2019, at the Krantz-McNeely Funeral Home at Man.  Roland Cook, a lifelong friend and Pastor, will officiate. 

   Pall bearers will be Tyler Riggins, Evan Riggins, Jacob Riggins, Tim Sias, Eddie Ferrell, and Michael Hoosier.

   Honorary pall bearers and prayer warriors will be Douglas Cook, Jr., Charlie Toler, Paul Jeffrey, Fred Osborne, David Harless, and Tim Harless.

   The family would like to thank LRMC 5th Floor Staff, Dietary Department, Laboratory Department, Kindred Home Health, Dr. Ahmed and Staff, and Dr. Harvey for the amazing care provided during Buck’s illness.

   Online condolences may be sent to www.krantzmcneelyfuneralhome.com

   Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Krantz-McNeely Funeral Home at Man.

 

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