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September 16, 2023

Abraham “Abe” Wright, 82 years old, of Covington, Virginia passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by his loving family on September 16, 2023. Abe was born on October 6, 1940 in Alleghany County, Virginia to Leslie Lewis Wright and Margie Lee Wright.

He is survived by his sister, Agnes, his children John Wright and wife Carolyn of Falling Springs, Alvin, of Potts Creek, Virginia, Lorrine Humphries and her husband Roger of Potts Creek, Virginia, Grady Wright and his wife Bridget of Potts Creek, Virginia; his many grandchildren including Meg, Laura, Jack and his wife Rachel, TJ, Kayla, Heather and her partner Sean Gose, Josh and his fiancé JoAnna, Alivia, Rowan, and Ashton and Hilleary Downer and her partner Ethan Howard; his great grandchildren Kensington, Jordan, Kimber, Jane, Aubrey, and Ellie as well as his nephews Ernie Wright, Paul “Lewis” Wright; nieces Dorothy Losh and Wanda Fridley and other numerous nieces, nephews, and close friends.

Abraham was preceded in death by his wife, Emma Gertrude “Trudy” Dawson Wright; his brothers Emmett, Gordon, Richter, Lonnie, Leonard, Walter, Denton, Joseph “Zeke”, 

Glenn "Arthur" Wright; and his sisters Edna Sprague, Madeleine Adler, Helen Fitzgerald, Stella Wright, and Mary Wright. 

Abe was a strong, caring man who had a deep faith in God and loved his family above all else. He was a hard worker from a young age, starting out as pulp wood cutter, he grew to establish his own roofing company, Wright’s Roofing. As a young man, he took care of his family and the “Home Place” where he was raised. He continued to take care of his family every day of his life. He was an avid outdoorsman and loved to spend time at the Hunt Camp. He enjoyed sitting on his back porch with his wife, Emma “Trudy”, looking out at the mountains they loved so dearly. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

The family wishes to thank Gail Depriest who provided care for him in his last days.

A funeral service will be held Wednesday, September 20, 2023 at 1:00 PM in the Arritt Funeral Home chapel with Pastor Michael Landis officiating.

Interment will be made in Lonestar Cemetery.

The family will receive their friends on Tuesday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Arritt Funeral Home.

Active pallbearers will be Jack Wright, Josh Wright, TJ Wright, Jesse Wright, Ben Lancaster, and Brandon Jackson

Honorary pallbearers are Heather Wright and Laura Wright.

Friends wishing to send condolences online may do so at

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September 19, 2023 at 10:00:00 PM

Arritt Funeral Home, South Highland Avenue, Covington, VA, USA


September 20, 2023 at 5:00:00 PM

Arritt Funeral Home, South Highland Avenue, Covington, VA, USA

Final Resting Place: 

Lonestar Cemetery

6102 Potts Creek Road, Covington, VA, USA



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