Obituary of William Wright
Eddie was born on June 6,1931 in Crittenden, Virginia. After high school, he enlisted in the United States Navy for a short time and then joined the Coast Guard in 1949. His military career took him to duty stations in Virginia, Tennessee, North Carolina, and Hawaii, where he served 10 months in Vietnam. Upon completion of his tour, he was awarded his fourth Bronze star on his good conduct medal, Vietnam service medal with two bronze stars, and Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal with device. After completion of his military service of 20 years, he continued his passion for electronics by completing home correspondence courses in electronic technology. He worked for General Electric, and W T Grant department store as an electronics technician. After gaining valuable experience, he opened a television and C B repair business. After selling his business in 1978, he began traveling with the love of his life Evelyn, whom he was married to for 56 years. They visited many places in the US and made many friends along the way. They also did charity work in Mexico, where for many years, they supported an orphanage. As the years wound down, they continued their journey to South Carolina and settled near their daughter, Sherry and her family. Eddie was a man with many skills: electrician, electronics repair, computer technician, just to name a few. Some of Eddie’s favorite things were listening to music, repairing something or finding new ways to operate a computer. Eddie attended Beacon Church and was loved by there by many. Surviving are his daughter, Sherry Ewert and her husband Tim; two grandchildren, Lane Ewert (Rachel Ben Zaken) and Rachel Clayton (Allen). Also surviving are 4 great-grandchildren, Emery McCormick, Brach Ewert, Miles Clayton and Ben Ewert. Also his brothers, Leslie Wright (Sue) and Harry Wright (Lois) and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents and wife Evelyn, Eddie was predeceased by a brother, Charles Wright.