Ernest Vernon Wright Sr.

Ernest Vernon Wright Sr.

WENDELL – Ernest Vernon Wright, Sr., 86, transitioned from this life on Wednesday, February 14, 2024. He was born November 28, 1937 in Franklin County, NC to the late Ernest Eugene and Mary Gladys Hagwood Wright. Before his retirement, Ernest was Owner & Operator of Wright Brothers Electric Company. Between the years of 1954 – 1957, he faithfully served our nation as a Soldier in the United States Army. Ernest had a passion for boats, having several of his own, and was also an avid fisherman. In his early years as an electrician, he was proud to have worked on the World Trade Center and Disney Word when they were being built.

In addition to his parents, Ernest is preceded in death by his loving wife, Jeanette.

He is survived by his son, Ernest Vernon Wright, Jr. of Wendell, daughters, Cynthia Wright Stroud (Trex) of Cary and Amy Loren Wright of Wendell; grandchildren, Emily Stroud, Justin Stroud, Blake Scarboro and Katie Wetherby (Jackson).

A Service to Celebrate Ernest’s Life will be held at 2:00pm on Saturday, March 2, 2024 in the Chapel of Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory.

Entombment will take place at Gethsemane Memorial Gardens, 809 W. Gannon Ave, Zebulon, NC 27597.

Flowers welcomed, or memorials may be made to the American Legion in Wendell, Post 148, 661 Lions Club Rd., Wendell NC 27591

Arrangements are entrusted to Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory, 211 W. Third St., Wendell, NC 27591. www.stricklandfuneral.com

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