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Celebration of Life

Saturday July 27th, 2019
2:00pm - 5:00pm

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Kenneth Ray Wright

Kenneth Ray Wright, 57, of Whittier, passed away Wednesday July 24, 2019. Born in Chicago, Illinois to the late Don Wright and his surviving mother Faye Wright of Whittier, he had been a resident of Whittier since 1969. He loved the Lord, family, friends and his Volkswagens. 

He is survived by his wife of 35 years Janice Wright

Son- Jackson Ray Wright of Whittier

Daughter- Jennifer Lorraine Wright of Whittier

Sister- Sharon (Rick) Buckman of Florida

Niece and nephew- Katie and Ricky

Larry Pruitt and GB Keener who were like brothers to him

Many aunts, uncles, cousins and close friends also survive

A Celebration of his life will be held Saturday July 27, 2019 from 2:00 until 5:00 PM at Appalachian Funeral Services

A private burial will be held at a later date

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My deepest sympathy. Kenny was one of the sweetest people I know. He had a heart of gold.

Connie Nations Crider Jul 27 2019 12:00 AM

Janice and family, so very sorry for your loss. You all will be in our prayers.

Genia Parris Jul 26 2019 12:00 AM

What a pleasure to know Kenny. Nolan Williams and him certainly enjoyed their time working on Volkswagons and spending time together. Gene and Kenny enjoyed talking with each other.What a wonderful blessing it is to know that Kenny is a believer in Jesus Christ, and to know that he is now in Paradise with his Lord and Savior. Love and prayers for all of Kenny's family and friends. Gene & Liz Williams

Gene & Liz Williams Jul 26 2019 12:00 AM

My heart is broken...I have known Kenny sinch wr became great friends in High School...He has always been so dear and precious to me...he will live in my heart forever...not a day will go by that i won't miss him and think fondly of him...Rest in peace unti we meet again...love you forever !!!YafP

Gail Gunter Street Jul 26 2019 12:00 AM

Prayers for Family and Friends of Kenneth Wright. Remember God has only changed his address until you see him again. Rest In Peace Kenneth brother of the lord.

Glenda P. Smathers Jul 26 2019 12:00 AM

I have known Ken and your family I know for 8 years. Enjoyed seeing David's VW come to life with the help of Ken and Jack. Took a while but it turned out nice. It made me sad to see him get so sick and so fast. I know he was struggling. The picnic in Cades Cove and the sand rail ride over Dragons Tail wouldn't have been possible without you all. It was fun. The car shows were fun knowing he was going to be there to. Prayers for your family and hugs.

Deidre Tranter Jul 26 2019 12:00 AM

Three and a half years of my life, I got to love this man like he was my own father. I wished we never had to loose touch. The memories will be extra special now. From him teaching me how to drive a straight shift to him surprising me on his trip home from Florida one time. All the memories are flooding in. He will be extremely missed. Everyone is in my thoughts and prayers. I pray God wraps you all in comfort and peace of knowing that he's completely healed now and in no more pain!

Shannon Toney Jul 26 2019 12:00 AM

Thoughts and prayers

Cindy Robertson Jul 25 2019 12:00 AM

Ken was always a light in my life. He was quick to lend a hand and there when he was needed. I miss you buddy!!

GB Keener Jul 25 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Kenneth Wright

GB Keener Jul 25 2019 12:00 AM

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