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Burtis (Buddy) Wright, Jr.

October 4, 2008 — October 4, 2008

Mr. Burtis "Buddy" Wright Jr., 69, of Lowndes County, passed away suddenly on Thursday, October 2, 2008, at South Georgia Medical Center.

Buddy was born on May 4th, 1939 and grew up in Albany, Georgia. He served in the United States Air Force and was a Vietnam War veteran. He retired from the Air Force as a Tech Sergeant after 20+ years and continued his dedicated service to his country for 23 years as a Civil Servant at Moody Air Force Base where he retired in December 2001. Buddy was a loving husband, father, grandfather, dear friend to many and devout Christian. He was a long time member, Deacon and Sunday school teacher at New Bethel Baptist Church in Lowndes County.

Survivors include his wife, Brenda Akins Wright of Ray City, his daughter, Janet Wells and husband David of Brandon, FL, sons, Gary Wright and wife Petra of Valdosta, Michael Wright of Ray City, Anthony "Tony" Wright and wife Diane of Moultrie, and Michael Powe and his wife Mandy of Nashville. His grandchildren include: BJ, Buddy, Heather, Sean and Lee Wright and Davin Wells. He is also survived by his three sisters, Elizabeth Potts and husband Thad of Eastman, Margie Gilbert and husband Robert of Orlando, Joyce Williams and husband Morris of Atlanta, and two brothers Charlie Will Wright and wife Nell of Bainbridge, and Agnew Wright and wife Maudie of Bainbridge, and his Aunt Marguerite Smith of Leesburg. Survivors also include numerous loving nieces, nephews and cousins.

Buddy was preceded in death by his first wife of 42 years, Margret Ann Voorhees Wright, and his parents, Bertus and Josephine Ramsey Wright .
The family will receive guests from 6:00 to 8:00 PM on Saturday, Oct 4th at Carson McLane funeral home in Valdosta and funeral services will be held on Sunday, October 5th at New Bethel Baptist Church at 2:30 PM in Valdosta, Georgia. Condolences to the family may be conveyed on the obituary page at Carson McLane Funeral Home

Funeral Home:
Carson McLane Funeral Home
2215 North Patterson Street
Valdosta, GA
US 31602

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