Richard Wright was born on February 22, 1949 in Chesterfield. He was the son of the late Ed and Frances Humphries Wright. He received his education in the public schools in the area and was retired from SC DOT. Richard was a member of True Way Church Love of God Holiness.
Those left to cherish his memories are his wife, Patricia Wright of McBee, SC; Children, Judy Johnson of McBee, SC, Ricky (Tammy) Wright of Lancaster, SC Elloree (Ricky) Johnson of Hartsville, SC, Step-children, Tanya Richardson of Hartsville, SC, Cassandra (Tonya) Brister of Arizona, Kizzy Brame of McBee, SC Judy Ree Scott and Allen Scott both of North Carolina; Siblings, Addie Mae Dewitt and Emma Richardson both of McBee, SC, Robert Wright of Lancaster, SC and Murtis Ham of Florida; Twenty-seven grandchildren a host of great and great great grandchildren.
Richard was preceded in death by nine siblings, Albert Wright, James Wright Roy Wright, Levern Wright, Janie Ham, Frances Wright, Claude Wright, Hazel Wright and Aileen Wright.