Allen Ray Wright, 86, of Chesapeake, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, August 17, 2021.
Born in Old Trap, North Carolina, on December 1, 1934 he was the son of the late, Raymond Burgess Wright and Caroline Cahoon Wright. He was also predeceased by his beloved wife of 53 years, Esther Warren Wright. Allen was a member of Deep Creek United Methodist Church. He was a Mason with the Lake Drummond Masonic Lodge and was a member Grassfield Ruritan Club.
Survivors include his children, Martin R. Wright and wife Diane, David A. Wright; granddaughter, Crystal M. Carden and step-grandson, Donald Dickinson; three great-grandchildren, Anthony Payne, Sydney Caroline and Kaison Allen; sister, Anita Wright Cottingham and her husband John of Laurinburg, NC.
The funeral service will be conducted at 2 pm Saturday, August 21, 2021 at Oman Funeral Home 653 Cedar Road Chesapeake, VA 23322. Interment will follow in Memory Gardens, Elizabeth City, NC. The viewing will begin on Friday with the family receiving friends from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm at the funeral home. Friends are invited to share memories and sign the online guestbook at www.omanfh.com.