Robert Lee Wright was born to the late Brooks Wright and Nellie Jackson Wright on March 19, 1947 and departed this earthly life on Friday, February 9, 2018 at the Carolinas Hospital System in Florence, South Carolina.
Robert graduated from Gordon High School in Dillon, South Carolina in 1964. He continued his educational aspirations in Electronics from Denmark Regional Technical Educational College, Denmark, South Carolina. Knowing that he needed to further his education, he received his B.S. from Voorhees College, Denmark, South Carolina in Business Administration. In his spare time, he enjoyed repairing and building in construction as a specialty contractor. He worked with Tri-County Builders and A&B Construction Company as a Sales Executive.
Robert also worked for the South Carolina Department of Social Services in Florence, South Carolina as a case manager. He later worked with the South Carolina School for Boys as a Counselor in Florence, South Carolina. Robert was very innovative and curious, he decided to work for the Seaboard Coastline Railroad Company in Florence, South Carolina as a Bill and Engine Technician.
Robert was an entrepreneur and and master of many trades; he developed and operated his own business called the Grand Prix Club Inc. which provided many jobs for individuals, recreation, fun activities and counseling. He later opened a Convenience Store.
Robert was a member of Bethel AME Church. He served as chairman of the Trustee Board during the leadership of Rev. Oliver Davis. Robert re-dedicated his life to Christ during the leadership of Rev. Leo Chapman, whom he loved dearly.
Robert’s life has had and will continue to have a great impact on many lives. He leaves to mourn~ a very dedicated, special companion and caregiver: Gwendolyn McKoy Robinson of Dillon, SC; brothers: James H. (Valerie) Wright of Philadelphia, William R. Wright of Columbia, SC, John Wright of New Jersey; a special brother & sister: Jerome (Jean) Wright of Willingboro, NJ; sisters: Queen W. (Lafone) Coleman of Latta, SC, Dr. Lula Coleman of Marion, SC; a special mother: Mary L. Johnson; his nieces, nephews and cousins: Tabitha C. Coleman of Atlanta, GA, Wendy (David) Blue of Raleigh, NC, Christopher Coleman of Texas, Marcus (Temeka) Coleman of Marion, SC, Nakira Coleman, Jade Blue, Alexis Blue, Elise McRae, Jordan Coleman, Marion Scott, Anita Wright, Lile Milton of Texas, Terrrance L. Bolden of New Jersey, Dale Wright and children; spiritual nieces and nephews: Tanya Hodge, Steve Wade; god-daughter: Cassandra Blue; god-son: Little Ray, Ray; special and dependable friends: John (Belinda) Thomas, Sam (Doris) Williams, Matthew (Vickie) Blanchett, Everette (Keyo) Swindler, Shaiheem Swindler, Daveon Swindler, Dishon Thompson, Johnny Bethea, Sue Davis, Marvin McMillian; prayer warriors and ministers that were inspirational in leading Robert to a prayerful and changed life through Christ Jesus: Rev. Leo (Mattie) Chapman Jr., Evangelist Nettie Genwright, Rev. Oliver Davis, Dr. Jon Black, Rev. Charles (Peggy) Alford, Rev. Della (Tobias) Sheen, Elder Joanne Braddy and Sis. Elise Leach and a host of other relatives and friends.
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