He is survived by his wife, Collene Arp Wright of Copperhill; daughter and son-in-law, Doris and Bobby Gunter of Dahlonega; son and daughter-in-law, Thomas E. and Karen Wright of Copperhill; son, Franklin Wright; grandchildren, Charles Bobo and James Bobo; step-grandchildren, Stephanie Holt, Rodney Gunter, Chris Gunter, and Traci Gunter; two great-grandchildren, one step great-grandchild; and sister, Mary Lee Patterson of Chatsworth.
Funeral services were conducted on Sunday, March 11, 2018 at 2:00 pm from the Akins Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jerry Rice officiating. Interment followed in the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery in Copperhill, TN. Military honors were provided by North Georgia Honor Guard. Pallbearers were Kenny Norton, Kenneth Patterson, Curtis Taylor, J.J. Gaddis, Mario Gonzales, and Henry Raper. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.akinsfuneralhome.com. Akins Funeral Home of Blue Ridge was in charge of the arrangements.