Forrest E. "Buddy" Wright

Forrest E. “Buddy” Wright age 80, of Bristol, Tenn., passed away on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at his residence.

He was born October 5, 1937 in Bristol, VA, a son of the late Clyde and Maxine Garland Wright. Buddy lived all of his life in the Bristol area and was a graduate of Tennessee High School.  He was veteran of the U.S. Army. After a long career, he retired as a Bristol, Tennessee Firefighter.  He was an active member of Liberty Baptist Church and served faithfully in the choir.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Timmy E. Wright; brother, David K. Wright; sister, Pat Woods.


He is survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Virginia E. “Jenny” Wright; children, Alice Cox and husband Mike, Sharon Potter and husband Tom, Marty Thomas and wife Lisa, Johnny Thomas and wife Heather, Michael Thomas; sisters, Lois Moore, Lou Ann Anderson and husband Joe, Becky Kestner, thirteen grandchildren, eighteen great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.


A funeral service will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at Liberty Baptist Church with Dr. Stan Anderson and Rev. Dennis Burnette officiating. The family will receive friends from 5 until 6:45 p.m. Tuesday prior to the service. The committal service and interment will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, November 16, 2017 at Glenwood Cemetery.  The Bristol Tennessee Firefighters will serve as pallbearers and will present “The Last Call.”  Military Honors will be conducted by the Bristol V.F.W. Honor Guard.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to Liberty Baptist Church, 112 Walnut Hill Road, Bristol, TN 37620.

DOUG REEY commented on 13-Nov-2017 07:10 AM
R.I.P. Rock, you were a good friend.
Mary Kaylor commented on 13-Nov-2017 08:57 AM
Virginia & family, so sorry to hear of Buddy's passing and want to express my sincere sympathy. I know how you feel and find comfort in these words. Hope you will.
“You will lose someone you can’t live without, and your heart will be badly broken, and the bad news is that you never completely get over the loss of your beloved. But this is also the good news. They live forever in your broken heart that doesn’t seal back up. And you come through. It’s like having a broken leg that never heals perfectly—that still hurts when the weather gets cold, but you learn to dance with the limp.”

– Anne Lamott
Betty Johnson Tolley commented on 13-Nov-2017 09:20 AM
You are in my thoughts and prayers.

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