James Elwood Wright Sr., 83, of Georgetown, Del., passed away in the loving care of his family and Vitas Hospice at his home on April 20, 2019. He was born June 12, 1935, in Harrington, Del., to the late Elwood R. and Rhoda Leona Donovan Wright. He served in the U.S. Navy.
Wright then went to work for the Dupont Company, retiring after 27 years of service. He married Belinda Mae Hill in 1997. He was a member of the Laurel VFW. Wright loved football, building things, stock car racing and was a NASCAR fan and sports fan. He loved working with his hands. Wright was a kindhearted man, who cared for his grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife, Belinda; seven children, Elizabeth Steele and her husband, Jad, of Georgetown, Janet Rothernel and her husband, Steve, of Spokane, Wash., Harold Lee Elliott Jr. and his wife, Leah, of Georgetown, Ben Wright and his wife, Becky, of Seaford, Del., Bart Wright, Samantha Wright and James Wright Jr. of Florida; two sisters, Nancy Carrol of Florida and Alice Downs, of Baltimore, Md.; 22 beloved grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; his special friends, Billy Hill, Donald O’Neal and Charlie Wheatley; and many extended family members and friends around the area.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Marty Wright, and a grandson, Daniel Wright.
Interment will be at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 13, 2019, with a ceremony for the conferring of military honors (U.S. Navy) at the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Millsboro.
A memorial service and celebration of life will follow on May 13 at 1 p.m. at Life Church, 24545 Shortly Road, Georgetown, with the Pastor Parris Sexton officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to Life Church; 24545 Shortly Rd.; Georgetown, DE 19945.
Condolences may be sent online at www.watsonfh.com.