Rufus Renchor Wright – Obituary


Rufus Renchor Wright, 86, of Franklinton passed away on Tuesday morning August 31, 2021. He was born in Franklin County to the late Selene Woodlief Wright and Richard Sydney Wright. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marie Wilson May Wright. Rufus proudly served our country in the United States Army, was a member of Franklinton American Legion Post 52, and was a beloved member of Mt. Olivet Baptist Church in Franklinton, where he served as a Deacon.  Survivors include his brother Charles Wright; nieces and nephews, Theresa Dunnivan, Randy Wright, and Ricky Wright; step-children, Patsy Haley, Charles May, Jr., and Alana May Adams; grandchildren, Derek Haley, Joshua Conely, and Katie May; great-grandchildren, Derek Haley, Jr., Ava Conely, and Frankie May.  Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. 

A funeral service will be held at 11 o’clock, Friday morning September 3, 2021 in the Mt. Olivet Baptist Church in Franklinton with Carl Hunter officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. 

Friends may visit with the family from 10:00 – 11:00 prior to the service at the church.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Rufus’ name to Mt. Olivet Baptist Church, 1245 Mount Olivet Church Rd, Franklinton, NC 27525  and/or Franklinton American Legion Post 52, 40 American Legion Rd, Franklinton, NC 27525.

A service of Bright Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Wake Forest, NC.