Leon Wayne Wright

Leon Wayne Wright

Leon Wayne Wright
November 19, 1947 – November 30, 2023

Middlesex – Leon Wayne Wright, 76, passed away on Thursday, November 30, 2023. He was born in Johnston County on November 19, 1947 to Leon Massey “Shine” and Hazel Hill Wright. Wayne faithfully and honorably served our nation with the United States Army. Wayne worked as a superintendent for Carolina Bridge for forty years.

Wayne is survived by his wife, Jeannie Lorraine Stancil Wright, sons, Chris Wright and fiancé (Brittany) and Kevin Wright (Joy), brother, Greg Wright (Terry),and sister, Laverne Murray (Donald Gray), grandchildren, Kasey Hales (Bradley), Madison Wright, William Wright and Evan Wright, nephews, Bobby and Keith, and his dog Axel.

Funeral Service will take place at 4:00pm, Sunday, December 3, 2023 at Friendship Freewill Baptist Church 744 Friendship Church Rd, Middlesex, NC 27557. Visitation will take place prior to the service from 2:00pm – 4:00pm in the family life center.
IN lieu of Flowers memorials may be made to Habitat For Horses.

Arrangements are entrusted to Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory, 211 West Third Street, Wendell, NC 27597. www.stricklandfuneral.com.

11 Comments

  • Mena Stancil Sullivan Posted November 30, 2023 5:58 pm

    Danny and I share your burden. will always treasure our memories. Love you Wright Family

  • Austin Ward Posted November 30, 2023 7:33 pm

    My deepest sympathy and condolences to the Wright family. May God hold you close and give you peace, comfort and understanding during this difficult time. You are all in my thoughts, my heart, and prayers.

  • Mary Johnson Posted November 30, 2023 9:46 pm

    When one leaves us they leave a piece of their heart with us – it is called memories. I pray the memories the two of you made together will be the cement that helps to mend the brokenness of your hearts on this difficult journey of grief. Lovingly and prayerfully I care, sincerey care.

  • Connie Nelson Posted December 1, 2023 12:54 pm

    Jeannie and family – In my thoughts and prayers! Know you are Loved! God Bless!

  • Linda H Archer Posted December 1, 2023 4:31 pm

    Jeannie and entire family I am so sorry for your loss of Wayne. Wayne would brighten up a room with his smile and caring personality.

    Myself and many others were blessed to have known him. His spirit will live on in our hearts forever. His physical presence on Earth will truly be missed by me and many family, friends, co-workers, community members, and all those he met in passing. God I ask for peace and strength for Jeannie and entire family during this difficult time.

    Wayne you have received your Heavenly wings and may your beautiful soul rest in peace. Until I see you again….I love you. Linda H. Archer Raleigh, NC

  • Carolyn Young Posted December 1, 2023 9:56 pm

    Jeannie and this precious family I’m so sorry to hear about Wayne and all that you are going through right now! Just know that that my prayer’s,love and support are always with you!

  • JAPPIE RENFROW Posted December 1, 2023 11:10 pm

    Jeannie, Kevin, Chris,
    It broke my heart to hear about Wayne’s passing. The memories started rushing through my mind of the good times we had together. I want to thank you for allowing me to be a part of your amazing family. But most of all I want to thank my God, for sending Wayne into my life. I call Wayne, Bo and Teenie my Stancil Chapel brothers, and now they’re with God and soon I will see them again. My prayers are with you all during these difficult times.
    Love, Jappie Renfrow

  • Maude Creech Family Posted December 2, 2023 10:19 am

    Our family loved Wayne, Phil love him so much. They would spend alot of time together especially thir rides. He will be missed but he leaves his love for his family, He always spoke about Jeannie and the boys. Prayers for you all.

  • Jane Vann Strickland Posted December 2, 2023 5:03 pm

    To the Wright Family: Wayne was such a special and kind person as he, my husband, Rowland, and I attended Grades 1-12 together at Corinth-Holders School. We know that you have all created many special memories together that now will give you pleasure, strength, and courage to continue your lives as he lived his. God bless you with His peace and love .

  • Worth & Gail Hinton Brown Posted December 3, 2023 2:25 pm

    So sorry for your loss. May God be with you during this time .

  • Zelma Batten Scott Posted December 3, 2023 2:59 pm

    We are sorry to hear of Wayne’s passing. From another classmate and Emit neighbor. Zelma & Shannon Scott

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