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Rodger Lee Wright passed away surrounded by his loving family Tuesday (May 17, 2016) at his home in North Carolina after a brief illness.
He was born Dec. 13, 1944, in Moundsville, to the late William Gordon and Olive Price Wright. After the early death of both parents, he was reared by his maternal aunt, Beulah Musgrove, in Grafton and Fairmont.
He was preceded in death by his parents; aunt; one brother, Gene Wright; and sister, Annette Wright.
Rodger was a graduate of Grafton High School and West Virginia University with a degree in finance and business administration. He pursued a career in banking for 20 years and held administrative positions in banks in Elkins, Buckhannon and Wheeling.
In 1989, he left commercial banking to manage credit unions in North Carolina and later in Oklahoma until his retirement in 2014.
During his career, he was active in many banking and community organizations. He also held positions on the North Carolina and Oklahoma State Credit Union Boards and the Department of Defense Credit Union Advisory Board.
He was a loyal Mountaineer fan and avid golfer. He played courses throughout the U.S. and felt it was always a good day if he was on the golf course.
He is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Marsha Leezer Wright; a daughter, Shannan Leigh Molnar and husband Lance of Morgantown; and a son, Andrew Gordon Wright of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He was especially proud of his five grandchildren, Elena, Anissa and Daniel Molnar and Aiden and Colin Wright.
A celebration of Rodger's life will be held with visitation at 10 a.m. and a memorial service at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 4, at Ford Funeral Home, Ford Chapel, 201 Columbia St., Fairmont.
Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to the American Cancer Society or to the Hospice of Iredell County, 2347 Simonton Road, Statesville, NC 28625.
Online condolences can be made at www.fordfuneralhomes.com.
Published on June 1, 2016
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