Chester E. Wright

Sep. 16, 2013 @ 11:09 PM

Chester E. Wright, age 88 of Sevierville, passed away of natural causes on Friday, September 13, 2013. He was born May 13, 1925 in Indian Rock, VA, the son of the late Morris and Bessie Starkey Wright. He served in the United States Marine Corps from 1943 to 1946, before beginning his 40 year career in the rock quarry business with E. Dillon and Company.

He was preceded in death by his son, Gary Wright, and his brothers and sisters, Kenneth, Wilbur, Dewey, Marcella Coffey and Hazel Luckado.

He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Ardelia Hodges Wright, sons, Larry (Diane) of Ocean Isle Beach, NC, Morris (Mary) Wright of Sevierville, TN, daughter, Cathy (Larry) Taylor of Zebulon, NC, eleven grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren, his brothers and sisters, William (Lillian) Wright of Lexington, VA, Hamid (Janet) Wright of Austin, TX, Rena Tolley and Norma Friend of Buchanan, VA, and Esther (Orville) Martin of Roanoke, VA.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association.

The family will receive friends 1-2 PM Wednesday, September 18th, with a memorial service to follow at 2 PM in the chapel of Atchley Funeral Home with Rev. Scott Andrews officiating. Arrangements by Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville, 118 East Main Street, Sevierville, TN 37862.