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.