HENDERSON — Tommy A. Wright, 78, of Henderson, passed away, Thursday, April 29, 2021. He courageously fought Parkinson’s Disease for close to a decade.

Born in Vance County, he was the son of the late Durwood and Jean Reams Wright. Wright was a life-long Baptist, having been a member of churches in both Henderson and Oxford. He was in the grocery business and held management positions with the Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company (A&P), Big Star, Food Lion and Lowes Foods.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby Newton Wright (2007); his sister, Jean Purcell; brother, David Adcock; and his special friend, Frances Ellington.

He is survived by his daughter, Lisa Lovings (Danny) of Stovall; son, Dr. Jason A. Wright (Nicholas) of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina; three grandchildren, Jennifer Wilder of Garner, Lindsey Barton of Epson and Ashley Long of Morehead City; two grand-dogs (Adeline and Windsor); 11 great-grandchildren; and his sisters, Brenda (Butch) Clopton of Henderson and Peggy Falkner of Hopkinsville, Kentucky.

The family will receive friends and family from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 8, 2021, at Sossamon Funeral Home, 1833 Oxford Road, Henderson. A service will immediately follow on the same day at First Baptist Church of Henderson on 205 W. Winder St. at noon. A private interment will be held after the service at South Granville Memorial Gardens in Stem.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a memorial contribution in Tommy’s memory to the Music Ministry of First Baptist Church, 205 W. Winder St., Henderson, NC 27536, or Devine Ministry Mission Fund in Liberia, c/o/ Rev. Danny Lovings, P.O. Box 161, Oxford, NC 27565.

Due to COVID-19 concerns, those planning to attend the service are asked to adhere to all CDC guidelines by wearing a face covering of some sort, and to practice social distancing.

Arrangements are by Sossamon Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at www.sos samonfuneralhome.com.