In Memory

Wayne Wright

Pastor J. Wayne Wright, age 67, went home to his Heavenly Father Monday October 17, 2016 at Beacon Place.

A funeral service will be 2:00 pm Thursday at McConnell Road Baptist Church with Rev. Donnie Oates and Rev. Michael Mabe officiating the service. Burial will follow  in the church cemetery.  The family will receive friends 12:00-1:30pm Thursday at the church.

A “Hero of the Faith”, Pastor Wright served his Lord and Savior faithfully for many years. A 1971 graduate of Bob Jones University, he served as the Associate Pastor of Church Street Baptist Church under the ministry of Rev. Billy Kanoy, he was the Dean of Greensboro Bible Institute for many years, a former Principal of Vandalia Christian School, has served as Pastor of McConnell Road Baptist Church for the past 26 years, and was a pastor to everyone he met down through the years.

He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Kathryn Wright of Greensboro, children Heath Wright and wife Joy of Roanoke, Va., Autumn Gaydon and husband Gary of Greensboro, and Benjamin Wright and wife Meredith of Kernersville. He loved and adored his grandchildren Jeremiah, Joshua, Gideon, Sarah, Leah Kathryn, and Jude.   Also surviving are two sisters Gloria Wakefield of Walkertown, and Lisa Wright of Lexington.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to McConnell Road Baptist Church, 3911 McConnell Rd. Greensboro, NC 27406.

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11/05/16 04:49 PM #1    

Patti Baker (Burns)

This is to Wayne's family.  I did not know Wayne personally, but am sure he was a fine person.  It seems our class has lost many people since 1967.  I think we all still think of one another the way we were then, and Smith High School never had such a wonderful graduating class as in those first few years...(especially 1967).  We all experienced something special as a class and Smith family.  We will miss having Wayne at the reunion.  

Patti Burns

11/05/16 07:53 PM #2    

Barry Oakley

I grew up in the same neighborhood with Wayne.  He was always and kind and gentle person.  He was one of the first people to high jump going over the bar back first.  It's always sad to see someone you knew for so long to be gone.  I'm sure he's continuing his ministry up in heaven.


11/07/16 09:13 AM #3    

Toni Reynolds (Grady)

What a tragic loss. Wayne was a very kind, gentle soul and if my memory serves me correctly spoke to everyone. He will truly be missed. I agree with Pattie Burns. Our class was very special and we have definitely lost some wonderful classmates. My heart goes out to Wayne's family.

11/07/16 08:11 PM #4    

Ronald Martin

Wayne and I grew up just 2 houses apart and we played all the childhood games together.  He was a good friend.  Adding to Barry Oakley's post about Wayne's high jumping,  he was the state champion high jumper in 1967.  Wayne became a pastor and touched many lives.  He will be greatly missed.  

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