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Leonard

Melvin

Wright

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November 24, 2019

Leonard Melvin "Fox" Wright, 78, of 448 Winding Way Drive passed peacefully Sunday morning, November 24, 2019, at his home. Mr. Wright was born August 23, 1941, in Alleghany County a son of the late Samuel J. and Zetta Wright Wright. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters. He had been a member of the International Bricklayers Union for over 50 years and worked for various contractors as a bricklayer and tilesetter. He was a member of Mallow Presbyterian Church. Fox was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed NASCAR racing, especially Richard Petty and also anyone who drove a Ford. He was a big fan of Duke basketball, the New York Yankees and the Covington Lumberjacks baseball teams. He was a hard worker and enjoyed helping people. Surviving are his Wife of 57 years, Shirley Powell Wright, of Covington; his Daughter and Son-in-law, Kathy and Johnny Murray, of Covington; his special granddaughter, Sarah Quinlin, and her husband, Johnny, of Roanoke; a great granddaughter, Bailey Quinlin, of Roanoke; two Sisters, Marie Gaines and Lula Bowen, both of Covington; his Sister-in-law, Peggy Shinault, and her Husband, Thornton, of Covington; his Brother-in-law, Billy Powell, and his Wife, Becky, of Covington and several nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be held Wednesday, November 27, 2019, at 2:00 PM in Mallow Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Gary Marshall officiating. Interment will be made in Alleghany Memorial Park. The family will receive their friends Tuesday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 PM at Arritt Funeral Home. The family suggests that in lieu of flowers donations may be made in Mr. Wrights name to Mallow Presbyterian Church at 2004 Mallow Road Covington, VA 24426 or The American Cancer Society at P.O. Box 22478 Oklahoma City, OK 73123. Visitation Information Date: Tuesday, November 26, 2019 Time: 11/26/19 06:00 pm - 11/26/19 08:00 pm Arritt Funeral Home Chapel Service Information Date: Wednesday, November 27, 2019 Time: 11/26/19 02:00 pm Mallow Presbyterian Church Cemetery Information Date: Wednesday, November 27, 2019 Alleghany Memorial Park
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Juanita /Kenny Helton

Apr 23, 2024

The family of Betty ,we will miss her so much ,I will never forget her Praising the Lord ,always dancing in the presence of the Lord ,always had a heart of gold for the people ❤️, she is now in the arms of the Lord ,

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Laura Harris Waddy

Apr 23, 2024

Betty was my classmate from grade 6 at Watson to Graduation from CHS, c/o 1971. She was very quiet, yet very friendly.
I saw her several times, after her return to Covington, usually at church. She was very spiritual and loved worship and praise.
My condolences 🙏🏽 and prayers to her entire Family.

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J.R. & Mary Persinger

Apr 23, 2024

Sorry for your loss. May Joe rest in a peaceful heaven. Prayers for the family.

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Debbie Shuart

Apr 22, 2024

Kathy, So sorry to hear of Robert’s passing. He’ll be remembered as the kind face and always a kind word sitting in front of us at Church. Prayers 🙏

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Mr. and Mrs Terry Rock

Apr 21, 2024

Shirley and family - We were so sorry to hear of your loss. Johnny was a fine man and he will be missed. Please know that you will be in our thoughts and prayers, with our sincerest sympathy.

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Thomas and Barbara Tucker

Apr 21, 2024

Robert was one of the greatest person I've ever met a Christian friend. And man always loved to see you happy go lucky. Never a bad word to say about anybody. Are lives are richer for knowing him .

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Debbie Tingler Smith

Apr 21, 2024

Shirley and Family
So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Johnny was such a kind sweet person. His smile would brighten anyone's day. God Bless All of You.

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Michele and Joshua

Apr 21, 2024

Shirley and family. Sorry for your loss.

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Sandy Lemons

Apr 21, 2024

Shirley, John and Lorrie my thoughts and prayers. Some of our best times in Covington were at your house. Johnny and Bo are up there healthy and pain free. My love and prayers are with you all.

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Donnette Miles

Apr 20, 2024

May you rest in paradise.

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Jack & Nadine Wykle

Apr 20, 2024

Cathy we are both so sorry for your loss. May you find hope and peace in the precious memories of yesterday.

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Roscoe R. Humphries

Apr 20, 2024

Jonny was such a wonderful man who loved his family, enjoyed his motorcycle rides with friends and attending car shows. Prayers to you Shirley and family.

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