Oliver Wright



Funeral services for Oliver Newton Wright, 96, of Williston, SC will be held two o’clock p.m., Tuesday, July 3, 2018 in the Folk Funeral Home Chapel, Williston, SC with military honors accorded. The family will receive friends after the service at the funeral home on Tuesday. Memorial contributions may be sent to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, Memorial & Honor Program, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Mr. Wright passed away Tuesday, June 26, 2018.

Born in Anderson County, SC, he was a son of the late Benjamin Tillman Wright and Eula Shaw Wright; he was the widower of Virginia Ossie Gambrell Wright. He retired as a mechanic from E. I. DuPont at the Savannah River Plant and was a US Army Veteran.

Survivors include his daughters Linda (Normand) Brooks of Williston, Sandra (Joe) Williams of Barnwell, Cheryl (Mike) Still of Cope; son Donald (Sandra) Wright of Belton, SC; grandchildren Taffy (Doug Bobb) Brooks, Joel (Samantha) Brooks, Jill (Dickson Monk) Brooks, Keri (Brian) Owens, Shannon (Todd) Phelps, Justin (Haley) Williams, Bethany (Cole) Smith, Martin (Jessie) Wright, Jamie (Randy) Boozer, April (Richard) Christopher, James Still, Jr.; 17 great grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren; sisters Louise Cole of Pinehurst, NC, Irene Gunnells of Anderson, SC.

He was preceded in death by his sisters Elizabeth, Katherine, Helen and brothers Lumus, Raymond, Wilson and Millard.