Larry William Wright, age 74, of Plainville, Georgia, passed away Saturday, September 4, 2021, at Redmond Regional Hospital in Rome, Georgia after a brief illness.
Larry was born on January 2, 1947, in Gordon County. He was the son of Lawrence L. Wright and Coy Butler Wright. He grew up in the Plainville-Scottsville community, moving to Floyd County in 1981. He attended Plainville Grammar School and Calhoun High School. During his life, he worked at Brown Laundry, Trend Mills, Inc., and Fafnir Bearing until becoming disabled.
Larry was married to Laura Goswick Wright in June 1973. They were blessed with 48 years together. They had two beautiful daughters and five amazing grandchildren.
Larry loved the outdoors and anything to do with it. In his younger years, he worked with the Boy Scouts, taking them on camp outs, cave adventures, and many other activities. He enjoyed spending time on his ponds and at his creek. He had a green thumb and enjoyed growing all kinds of shrubbery, sharing cuttings from his bushes with other gardeners. His biggest enjoyment, however, came from spending time at the creek with his grandchildren, sometimes joining them in the creek and looking for special rocks and stones, or even making mud pies.
Larry is survived by his wife, Laura of the residence, his daughters Jennifer Howard and her husband Daniel, and Jessica Jones and her husband Jerry. He was preceded in death by his beloved grandson, Gabriel Howard, in May 2021. He is also survived by the grandchildren that kept him going: Dakota Jones, Damien Shepherd, Elisabeth Jones, and by his little “smiley” or “shorty” Khloe Howard. Larry’s sister Joyce Anne Lingerfelt, whose visits and talks he always looked forward to, also survives him. Larry is also survived by beloved brothers-in-law, nephews, nieces, and cousins.
Funeral services will be conducted Thursday September 9, 2021 at 3pm at Thomas Funeral Home with Rev. Bill Lowery officiating. Burial will follow in Scott Cemetery. Pallbearers serving inculde Daniel Howard, Jerry Jones, Dakota Jones, Damien Shepherd, Ross Goswick, Danny Goswick. Honorary pallbearers include Travis Goswick and Wesley Lingerfelt.
The family will receive friends from 1 until 3pm Thursday prior to the funeral.
You may send condolences to the family at www.thomasfuneralhomecalhoun.com
Thomas Funeral Home has proudly been entrusted with care of Larry William Wright.