Richard Darwin Wright, Sr., (75) of Troutville, Va went home to be with his
Lord on July 17, 2020. He was the son of the late Benny Ballard Wright,Sr.,
and Bertie Catherine Shephard Wright, of Roanoke, Va. He was also
preceded in death by his brother Benny Ballard Wright, Jr., and sister,
Gloria Wright Williams Hurt.
Richard was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. Left to celebrate his
life and mourn his passing is his wife of 56 years, Dianne Armstrong Wright
and his beloved children, Lisa D. Casalena, (Michael), Richard D. Wright, Jr.,
(Debbie) and James D. Wright, (Shari). Also, surviving are his precious
grandchildren: Amanda Holloman, (Brent), Heather Casalena, Ashley
Casalena, Bailey Wright, Cayden Wright, Chance Wright, Chad Wright, Alex
Bond and Grayson Bond. Great grandchildren: Nicholas Wright, Nathaniel
Wright, Josiah Wright, Finn Holloman, Genevieve Holloman, Annabelle Baer
and Avery Bond. A special nephew, Kevin Wright. Five sisters, Bonita
Williams, Carol Hodges, Joyce Spradlin, Sharon Altizer, Lona Granville, and
several nieces and nephews.
Richard served as a barber in Roanoke Valley for 40 years. His great passion
was hunting and fishing and the vivid and detailed stories he told of the
ones that got away and the ones snagged are priceless.
Memorial service to celebrate Richard’s life will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday,
August 1, 2020 at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church: 4930 Country Club Rd.
Troutville, Va. 24175, where he was a long time member.
In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made in Richard’s name
to Trout Unlimited.