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Rev. John Armstrong Wright Jr

Rev. John Armstrong Wright Jr


Rev. John Armstrong Wright, Jr. (John A.), 82, of Flat Rock, North Carolina was taken from us by surprise on Saturday, April 1, 2017.
John A. was born in Augusta, Georgia on May 21, 1934. Flat Rock was his home. He was raised in a house built by his grandfather, David Cady Wright, and subsequently lived next door in a house he and his wife Carole built on the badminton court.
John A. was ordained an Episcopal Minister in 1966. He was a graduate of American University in Washington D.C. and Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria VA. He was the Rector of Saint Anne’s Parrish, Albemarle County Virginia and Calvary Episcopal Church in Fletcher, North Carolina. Coming from a family with a long history of Episcopal Ministers, he was a spiritual advisor to many.
From one of his jobs as a U.S. Capitol Police Officer, to his final job as a Kmart Greeter, John A. acquired a long list of friends from all walks of life. From his love of entertaining, hiking, music appreciation, books, logging journals of every waterfall he ever encountered, storytelling and philosopher, he will be missed by many.
John A was preceded in death by his wife Carole Weeden Wright and his parents John Armstrong Wright and Mary Lattimore Wright.
John A. was survived by many family members and children including: John Armstrong Wright III and his wife Jesse, Barbara Wright Patterson and her husband Jody, Elizabeth Wright Jones and her dog Walter, Michael Lattimore Wright and his wife Shirley, Scott R. Featherstone and his wife Linda and Ashley J. Featherstone and her husband John Denison; 15 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; his sister Mary Wright Burton of Louisville, Kentucky, and his 2 beloved cats Patty and Lucy.
A celebration of John’s life will be held 2:00 PM Wednesday, April 5th at St. John In The Wilderness Church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Four Seasons Hospice, 571 S. Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731 or the Bue Ridge Humane Society, 14 Towne Place Drive, #130, Hendersonville, NC.
A celebration of John A’s life will be held at Saint John in the Wilderness Church in Flat Rock, NC on Wednesday, April 5th at 2:00pm.
Condolence cards may be sent to the family at www.jacksonfuneralservice.com or to Po Box 945, Hendersonville, NC 28793.