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Dennis C. Wright
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DENNIS C. WRIGHT, 88 of Huntersville, NC passed away Friday June 15, 2018 at Autumn Care, Cornelius, NC. He was born January 23, 1930 in Hollidays Cove, WV. He was the son of the late McKinley H. and Frances N. Starky Wright.

He enlisted in the United States Air Force after high school from 1948-1952 to assist with the Berlin airlift. He was stationed in England during the Korean War as a high altitude bombing radar specialist. After his military service had ended, he attended Pennsylvania State University where he graduated with honors, Tau Beta Pi, with a BS degree in electrical engineering. Following graduation, he moved to New Jersey to work for Bell Labs. Later he moved to California to work for Rockwell International where he met his wife. They married in 1965. In 1974 they moved to Rhode Island where he worked for Raytheon until 1992. After their retirement they moved to Huntersville, NC in 2000 where they remained until his passing.

Surviving are his wife of 53 years, Gloria Jones Wright; stepchildren, Stuart J. Dunford, Karen Dunford, Bryan Dunford; six grandsons, Konrad, Matthew, and Justin Ferguson, Paul, Evan, and Jay Dunford; one granddaughter, Renee Bullock; and seven great grandchildren.

A funeral and committal service will be held Thursday June 21, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Mausoleum Chapel, Weirton, WV with Pastor Carol McKay presiding. Entombment will follow. Arrangements have been entrusted to STEEL & WOLFE FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES, INC., Weirton, WV.


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