Warner Lee Wright of Delmar passed away on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2024 at Accent Care Hospice at Wilmington Hospital. He was born on June 1, 1946 in Salisbury, a son of the late Warner Lee Wright and Isabel Lula (Bennett) Wright.
Having served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War near Pleiku, Lee showcased his dedication to his country by serving in the Second Squadron First Cavalry Regiment, D Troop as helicopter armament system specialist.
Lee spent his childhood in Delmar, where he developed a strong work ethic and a passion for craftsmanship. After earning his Bachelor’s Degree in Agricultural Engineering, he pursued his passion and embarked on a successful career as a skilled cabinet maker. He owned Lee’s Cabinet Shop for over 30 years. Lee took great pride in his work, leaving behind many cherished pieces specially made for many of his family members.
Throughout the years, he enjoyed hiking in the Appalachian Mountains, watching wildlife, and had a love for gardening, always growing tomatoes. His love of traveling led him to visit all 50 states and have many fishing adventures in Canada, with stops to several Cabela’s Stores along the way; and most recently to 2-1 Cavalry Reunions and a trip back to Vietnam.
He is survived by a son, Warner Wright (Carolyn); daughter, Heather Wright; significant other of 26 years, Vickie Lowe; grandchildren, Kaylee Abbott, Emalee Riggin, Evan Riggin, Claire Wright, Sarah Wright, and Warner Wright; two great grandsons; brothers, Bruce Wright and Herbert Wright; a sister, Gwendolyn Hopkins; and several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Nina Wildman and Linda Thompson.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 10 at Short Funeral Home, 13 E. Grove Street, Delmar, DE. The memorial service will begin at 2 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations to be made to the 2-1 Cavalry Association, 4320 Upham Street, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033 in honor of Mr. Wright’s dedication and service to his country.
Arrangements are in the care of Short Funeral Home in Delmar. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.shortfh.com.