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Barry Wright

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A Private Graveside Service for Barry C. Wright will be conducted 12:30 PM Sunday, August 2, 2020 at Sunset Memory Gardens, 2615 Alligator Rd., Effingham, SC. Interment will follow directed by, Smith Funeral Home of Florence, LLC.

Mr. Barry Clafton Wright, affectionately known to many as “Big Barry”, was born November 14, 1958 to the late Clafton and Elizabeth Martin Wright. He departed this earthly life on Saturday July 25, 2020 at his home in Washington, District of Columbia.

To know Barry was to love him; he was a fun-loving, free spirited person and loved people. Barry had many friends and was always the life of the party. No one was a stranger to him just friends he had yet gotten to know. He enjoyed every day of life as if it were the last day of life.

He attended the public schools of Washington District of Columbia and graduated from Niagara Falls Community College, Niagara Falls, New York. Upon graduation from college, Barry returned to Washington District of Columbia to work for many years with the Washington Hospital System until his retirement. Barry was an avid basketball player throughout high school and college where he was awarded with numerous accolades for his athletic skills.

Barry was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Ervin W. Charles; and his companion, Donna J. Coleman.

Barry leaves to cherish his memory and reflect on his life: his sisters, Theresa E. Wright, Columbia, South Carolina, Joyce B. Wright, Voorhees, New Jersey, brothers, Commodore Charles (Felecia) Florence, South Carolina, and Frederick Wright, Hampton Virginia; one aunt, Mrs. Frances Martin, Florence, South Carolina; nieces; nephews; and a host of other relatives; and special friends all of whom will miss him dearly.

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BARRY you will be sorely missed. You and I go back a long way from childhood - living across the street from each other. You will always be in my heart and soul. To the family, you have my deepest sympathy and you are in my payers. Love Marshall Timberlake and Family.

Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Mr. Barry was a very nice caring neighbor and friend. He always had something nice to say to others. We here at the Colony House is going to missed you so dearly. We here at the Colony House is praying for strength to the Wright family at this time of sorrow. Sincerely Mr. LEWIS STARKS and true friend.

Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Big Barry, was always kind, we will miss him greatly! Sister Rhoi and Brother Fred of Washington, DC - long time family friend to both Donna and Barry, RIP

Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Dear Family, In writing about brother and friend Barry, I neglected to say we are Donna's sister Benita Wellman and her husband Henry. May Our Father bring you all His loving comfort. Benita Wellman

Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Barry became a part of our family with his quiet, faithful and loving heart he shared with us all, especially our sister, Donna who loved him so very much. Barry was her friend, her caretaker and even the one who lifted her off the bus when she couldn't do it herself! He was her "Knight in shining armor" the light of God surrounded Barry and we will miss him so very much. Our sincere condolences to his family who shared him with us.

Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Barry has been a resident of the building we manage for over 5 years. He was always so friendly and mild-mannered. He was large in stature but was was a gentle giant. We will certainly miss his presence. My condolences to the family. I spoke to him the day before his passing and he told me how his family always looked out for each other. You all now have an angel looking out for you. God bless!

Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.

Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM