Joan Cecilia Wright, 66, of McWhorter, passed away unexpectedly at 9:50 p.m. on Monday (May 22, 2017) at her residence.
She was born in Baltimore, Maryland, Nov. 20, 1950, a daughter of Albert Frye and Virginia Mae Frye Ash.
On April 15, 1972, she married William Wayne Wright, who will miss her dearly after 45 years of marriage.
Her amazing, loving nature will be carried on by her three children, Carrie Ann Forcucci and husband Christopher, of McWhorter, Aaron Wayne Wright and wife Richelle, of Clarksburg, and Jeremy Levi Wright and wife Erica, of McWhorter; 10 grandchildren, Nikki Headley and husband Levi, Cody Simms and companion Laura Grose, Chance Simms, Austin Williams, Audrey Wright, Ariel Wright, Anthony Wright, Levi Wright, Adalee Wright and Jeryn Wright; one great-grandchild, Maddox Headley; two siblings, William Ash of Fairmont and Bonnie Benson of Pennsylvania; several nieces and nephews; her grand dog, Lilly; and her loyal companion and beloved cat, Tat.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Mark Ash; and her stepfather, Robert T. Ash Jr.
Joan worked for C&P Telephone, Bell Atlantic and Verizon, retiring with 32 years of service. She then worked for AAA for 10 years. She was a member of the CWV Telephone Pioneers then the International Sports Jamboree. She was also an active member of the McWhorter United Methodist Church. In her free time, she enjoyed gardening, farming and taking long walks through the woods with her husband to dig for ramps.
Friends and family will gather from 2-6 p.m. Thursday at the McWhorter United Methodist Church. Funeral services will follow at 6 p.m. with Reverend Bonnie Starkey and Pastor Jackie Chambers officiating. Private interment will be held in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens in Quiet Dell.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the McWhorter United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 48, Jane Lew, WV 26378.
The Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service at 144 Hackers Creek Road in Jane Lew is honored and privileged to serve the family of Joan Wright.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.patboylefuneralhome.com.
Published on  May 30, 2017