William Burrus Wright, Jr., 87, of Jefferson City, formerly of Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina, passed away Monday, October 18, 2021, at Adams Street Place surrounded by his family.
He was born May 23, 1934, in Shelby, North Carolina, the son of the late William Burrus Wright, Sr. and Flavia Newton Wright.
William was a 1953 graduate of Biltmore High School, a 1957 graduate of Mars Hill College, and a 1960 graduate of North Carolina State University.
He served his country in the United States Air Force.
He was united in marriage on July 23, 1954, in Asheville, NC to Freida Jane Duyck who preceded him in death on July 8, 2006.
William worked as a chemical engineer for 43 years before retiring in 1996.
He was a member of the American Legion, enjoyed fishing and golfing, listening to Jazz, and spending time with his family.
Survivors include three children, DeAnne (Mitch) Ewan, Houston, TX; Steven (Jennifer) Wright, Jefferson City; David Wright, West Virginia; six grandchildren, Ashley, Caroline, Courtney, Jordan, Peyton, Braden; and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Freida Wright; and two brothers, Jerry and Douglas Wright.
Private family services will be held.
Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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