Gary Wright Obituary, Death – Locust Grove bids a heartfelt farewell to a cherished member of its community, Gary Wright, who peacefully passed away at the age of 79 on August 28, 2023. Gary’s life was a remarkable journey filled with dedication, service, and unwavering love. Gary’s early days were spent on the shores of Oneida Lake in upstate New York, where he cultivated a love for the outdoors and a deep appreciation for nature. He embarked on his academic journey at Oswego State University, where he pursued his passion for History & Education, eventually earning his degree.
Following his graduation, Gary embarked on a brief but impactful teaching career in Geneva, New York, where he shared his knowledge and inspired young minds. However, the call of duty led him to the United States Marine Corps, where he served his country with honor and distinction for an impressive 21 years, achieving the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Gary’s commitment to the Marines was a testament to his unwavering dedication to serving his nation.
In a heartwarming twist of fate, Gary reunited with his high school sweetheart, Barbara Hewitson, and in June of 1970, they began their lifelong journey together in matrimony. Their love story was a testament to the enduring power of true love, and together, they embarked on adventures that took them around the world, courtesy of Gary’s service in the USMC.
Services to honor and celebrate Gary’s life will be held at Chancellor Baptist Church on Wednesday, September 6, 2023, at 12:00 P.M. Following the service, he will be laid to rest at Quantico National Cemetery in Triangle, Virginia, with full military honors, a fitting tribute to his years of service to his country. Gary Wright’s memory will forever remain etched in the hearts of those who knew and loved him. His legacy of dedication, service, and love will continue to inspire generations to come. Though he may no longer be with us in person, his spirit will live on in the stories and memories we share. Rest in eternal peace, dear Gary.