Grayson Wright, 88, of Christiansburg, passed away peacefully on Feb. 15 surrounded by his family.
He was born April 8, 1934, in Grayson County, Va., the son of Fred and Mazy Wright. He was preceded in death by his parents, six brothers, three sisters, and an infant son, Mark Allen.
Grayson is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Joyce Wright; his two sons and daughters-in-law, Toby and Peachy Wright; and Pat and Vicki Wright, all of Christiansburg; his granddaughters, Captain Paige Wright and Haley of Jackson Springs, N.C., Courtney Wright and boyfriend Hunter Orey; Kara Wright and Grace Wright, all of Christiansburg; a niece that felt more like a sister and her husband, Penny and Billy Baumgardner of Low Gap, N.C.; a cousin, Harold Combs of Fries, Va.; a sister-in-law, Sarah Campbell of Dublin, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Grayson grew up in Grayson County. He proudly served his country in the United States Navy from 1954 to 1958. After Joyce and he were married, they moved to Christiansburg and raised their family. Grayson worked in electronics in the Physics Department at Virginia Tech for more than 30 years before retiring.
The family would like to express their gratitude to the NRV Carilion Hospice team that cared for Grayson during his final weeks. Special thanks to Becky, Amy, and Rebekah, who so lovingly cared for him and the family during this time.
The visitation and funeral service were held on Sunday, Feb. 19, at McCoy Funeral Home, 150 Country Club Dr. S.W., Blacksburg, with Pastor Scott Obenchain officiating. A graveside service was held on Monday, Feb. 20, at the family cemetery, Pleasant Hill Church, 3710 Pine Mountain Rd, in Independence, Va.