September 9, 1949 - February 12, 2021
Mr. Buren Clayton "Clay" Wright, 71, husband of Gail Wright, passed away Friday, February 12, 2021 at Grand Strand Medical Center in Myrtle Beach. Born September 9, 1949 in Whiteville, NC Clay was the son of the late Lynwood Wilson Wright and the late Ruby Pait Wright. He was an active and committed member of Iron Hill Baptist Church and an avid golfer and member of Diamondback Golf Club. Clay was a proud veteran who served two tours in Vietnam in the United States Army. He retired from the NC Highway Patrol and later worked part-time for both the New Hanover and Brunswick County Sheriffs Departments. Above all, Clay was committed to his family and loved spending time with his children and grandchildren. Clay was predeceased by his parents and his grandson, Zachary Taylor Best. Survivors include his loving wife, Gail S. Wright; his children, Tarra Ann Best and husband Randy, Brooke Benton and husband Michael, Stephanie Taylor and husband Michael, Leah Rogers, Shelli James and husband Lee, Steven Cox and wife Analea, and Neal Rogers and wife Andrea; his grandchildren, Austin Best, Macelyn Best, Claire Benton, Audrey Benton, Heath Taylor, Ali Phillips, Isabelle James, Lily James, Averi James, Jonathan James, Stella Cox, Layla Cox, Alexa Rogers, and Bryce Rogers; his siblings, Saundra W. Norman, Greta W. Todd and husband Ronnie, and Woody Wright; his nieces, Cristy W. Prince and husband Joey, Paiton T. Harrelson and husband Brandon, and Kendra Wright Gardner; his great nieces and nephews, Anna Beth Prince, Caroline McKenna Prince, Layton Dozier Harrelson, Adalyn Elizabeth Harrelson, and Mollie Beth Harrelson; and his loyal and beloved fur babies, Belle, Cayden, and Lucy. The family will hold a private Memorial Service with military honors. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Iron Hill Baptist Church, 22247 Peacock Road, Tabor City, NC 28463. Please sign the online guest register at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, is serving the family.
Mr. Buren Clayton "Clay" Wright, 71, husband of Gail Wright, passed away Friday, February 12, 2021 at Grand Strand Medical Center in Myrtle Beach. Born September 9, 1949 in Whiteville, NC Clay was the son of the late Lynwood Wilson Wright and... View Obituary & Service Information
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