James Wright Sr.

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, December 2, 2009

James D. Wright Sr.
CARRSVILLE—James DeWitt Wright, Sr. passed away November 28, 2009, at the age of 93.
He was born in Nansemond County and moved with his family to Carrsville as a young boy.
DeWitt was the son of the late Carrie Cook Wright and James Harrison Wright.
He was predeceased by his wife, Sara Rose Wright and his brother, Adron L. Wright formerly of Carrsville.
He was a member of Beaver Dam Baptist Church.
DeWitt is survived by his children, James DeWitt “Jim” Wright, Jr. and wife Darnell of Carrsville, Sylvia Rose Wright of Richmond, and Hilda Wright Harmon and husband Carl of Carrsville; his grandchildren, Whitney W. Wright and wife Katherine of Gainesville, VA and Carrie J. Harmon of St. Kitts, West Indies.
He is also survived by his sister, Gladys W. Miles of Carrsville, sisters-in-laws, Olivia Rose and Helen R. Howell of Franklin, nieces, nephews, extended family and special friends.
DeWitt was retired from row crop farming, raising angus cattle and swine. While farming, he was active in various farm organizations and was a steward of the land.
He was a charter member of the Carrsville Volunteer Fire Department and was a member of the Carrsville Ruritan Club for 63 years.
He enjoyed watching the farmers in the community as they went through the crop year.
DeWitt was a friend to the Carrsville community and to those that knew him.
The family will receive friends in the R. W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home & Crematory today, November 30, 2009 from 7 to 8 p.m.
Burial will be private.
Memorial donations may be made to the Carrsville Community Center, P. O. Box 13, Carrsville, VA 23315 or Carrsville Volunteer Fire Department, P. O. Box 27, Carrsville, VA 23315.
Condolences may be registered at www.rwbakerfh.com.