George Wright, Jr. ’40

George Wright, Jr. ’40 of Asheville, N.C., died on October 30, 2006. At Davidson, he was captain of the basketball team. He was an aerial photographer during World War II and served as an army captain in the Burma Theater of Operations. He spent his career in sales serving as vice-president of sales for Arbor Acres Farms and Ross Poultry Breeders. George prided himself on maintaining good relationships with both his customers and his salesmen. George called everyone “Good Buddy” and he meant it. George was an avid golfer and enjoyed playing at Biltmore Forest Country Club with his three sons and many friends. In later years, George and Martha lived in Oak Forest where he developed a love for gardening and grew many varieties of lilies. He was husband of sixty-one years to the late Martha Wright. Survivors include daughters Jane Youel (John), Janet Wright; and sons, George Wright III, Edward Wright (Sheila), and Jim Wright (Trudy) He was a wonderful grandfather to Lesley Caetta, Jason Gantt, Kacy Depenbrock, Matthew Wright, Joseph Wright and Jenna Wright; great-grandfather to five; brother of Irene Anderson of West Asheville; and a loving uncle and great uncle.