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John Wright

July 14, 1944 — March 31, 2022


John Stephen Wright, age 77 of Cherryville, passed away Thursday, March 31, 2022 at his residence.  He was born July 14, 1944 in Gaston County to the late Robert and Ruth Martin Wright.  John worked many years in management with the textile industry and then retired from Freightliner.  He attended Shady Grove Baptist Church.  John was an outdoorsman who loved hunting, fishing, and riding horses.  He was a lifelong member of the Lincolnton Sportsman Club and a lifetime member of the NRA.  John enjoyed his family and friends.  He could often be found at Homefolks at “The Liar’s Table,” enjoying the company of his dearest friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his siblings, Mack, Renee, and Bob; and his lifelong friend, Ron Hamm, who once told John “I’m going ahead of you and finding us a good fishing hole.”

Survivors include his loving wife, Tonya Flinn Wright; children, Johnna Stamey (Bill), Stacie Wright, Candie Wright (Tammi), and Trent Wright (Tawana); grandchildren, Whitney Walker (Tyler), Stephen Wright (Allie), and Wesley Wright (Chloe); brother-in-law, Tim Flinn (Janice); nephews and niece, Sammy Cadieu, Rachel Flinn and Eli Flinn; and his beloved furbabies, Darby, Jax, and Bert.

A graveside service will be held at 12:30PM, April 9, 2022 at Wright Creek Farm Cemetery.

A time of remembrance will be held from 11:00am to 12:00 noon April 9, 2022, prior to the graveside, at Carpenter-Porter Funeral & Cremation Services. Due to immunocompromised members of the family, we will be requiring masks to be worn inside the building.  Thank you for being respectful of this request for the family.

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Service Schedule

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Time of Remembrance

Saturday, April 9, 2022

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Carpenter (Charlotte, Concord, Logan)


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Graveside Service

Saturday, April 9, 2022

Starts at 12:30 pm (Eastern time)

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