Charles W. Wright (Lefty) of Sharptown went to be with his beloved wife of 70 years, Joan Holloway Wright, on Feb. 28, 2021. He was born Nov. 29, 1930 and lived in and loved the town of Sharptown. He will be remembered for driving his scooter around town, socializing, and giving out treats to the dogs and ducks. He loved watching birds and squirrels from his chair on his porch.
He worked driving a truck for many years for J.I. Well, Koppers Company, Reliance Lumber and later Port Lumber Co. of Long Island, NY. Lefty retired after 52 years, but continued to drive trucks part time for a local farmer in the summer. His love and passion for his work was always evident and he took great pride in what he did.
Lefty was one of nine children, the eldest and the only boy. He was preceded in death by his wife, Joan; his parents Roy Callaway Wright and Hazel Mae Hitchens Wright; his sisters Kathleen Elizabeth Wright, Margaret Normalea (Dottie) Davis, Florence Jeanette Figgs, and Hilda Mae Watson.
He is survived by his children, C. Wayne Wright (Christine) of Tampa, Fla. and Denise L. Waller (Alan) of Laurel; his beautiful granddaughters, Shelley Esteem (William), Courtney B. Drake (Jason), and Hayley N. Wright (Will); three precious great-grandchildren, Kai, Meadow and Rio and a baby girl on the way, Beckett. He is also survived by his sisters, Martha Jean (Jeanie) Bradley (Fred) of Sharptown, Nancy Lea Little (Joe) and Doris Fay Larmore (Butch) of Mardela Springs, and Carol Wright Richardson (Bryant) of Seaford. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews that he enjoyed visits with.
He was a wonderful father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He loved to spend time with the children and loved to get together with family and friends.
The family would like to thank the wonderful people of Sharptown for their love, support and care over the past few months. The food, visits, phone calls, texts, driveway clearing and grass cutting have been received with love and have made this difficult journey a little easier. Sisters Nancy and Carol and brother-in-law Fred have been so supportive and it was very much appreciated.
Services were on Friday, March 5, graveside at Sharptown Firemen’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family asks that he be honored with donations to The Sharptown Historical Society, P. O. Box 311, Sharptown, MD 21861. Nothing would make him happier than to see the town he loved be preserved for future generations to enjoy.