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Jimmy Ray Wright, 74, of Morganton, NC, passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 3, 2022. He was born on December 11, 1947 in Burke County to the late Romie Vess Wright and Wilma Wilson Wright. He was a veteran of the United States Army serving during the Vietnam Conflict. Jimmy retired from the North Carolina Department of Corrections. He was an avid animal lover and birdwatcher.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Eddie Wright; half-brothers, Theron, Verlin and Haskel Wright.

He is survived by a son, Steven Wright (Kori); daughter, Angie Lee (Mark) and their two children; sister, Maxine Stacy; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Jimmy’s final resting place will be in the Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery in Black Mountain, NC. Military honors will be provided by the NC National Guard.

Sossoman Funeral Home and Crematory Center is assisting the family with the arrangements.

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