ForeverMissed
Posted by LaTresha Smith on February 15, 2021
Daddy,

   It seems like I cannot find the words to express how much I miss you. You never treated me like a daughter-in-law, but always just like a daughter. Andy and I would actually laugh and call you my boyfriend because of how often you and I would talk throughout the week. I could always call you and instantly feel better. No matter if it was Mother's Day, my birthday, or any old regular day you took the time to love and spoil me. I am going to miss how we would crack jokes, and you would make me laugh uncontrollably. To be honest, I feel a bit empty right now. Although I loved you tremendously, I know that God loved you more.

Until we meet again,
Tree
Posted by Katrina Dobbs on February 15, 2021
Uncle Arthur, affectionately known to us as "uncle A", you were such an intelligent, hilarious, and humble man. I always enjoyed our talks over the years, especially the family history lessons you shared with me. You could paint a vivid and endearing picture of the family. And despite the miles between us you stayed connected to your roots and never forgot your family in Texas. You were one of my grandmother Dossie's "baby" brothers and she loved you dearly. When we last spoke less than a year ago, you had me laughing at myself with your humor. We are proud of your service to the country, to our family, and your remarkable 83 years on earth. Rest easy. I love you and will miss you forever.
Katrina
Posted by Lynn Posey on February 14, 2021
Uncle Arthur, we love you and we are missing you so much. We know you are healed now and in a better place. We are forever grateful for every moment, every minute, every hour of every day we had to be with you. We thank God for allowing us and choosing us to be by your side, we don't take that for granted. You truly blessed us with so many wonderful memories and shared so much knowledge you will forever be in our heart, in our conversations and forever rich in our history. Until we meet again, We Love you

Your Nephew & Niece,
Jeff & Lynn

You meant so much to all of us
You were special and that's no lie
You brightened up the darkest day
And the cloudiest sky

Your smile alone warmed hearts
Your laugh was the music to hear
I would give absolutely anything
To have you well and standing near

Not a second passes
When you're not on our minds
Your love we will never forget
The hurt will ease in time

Many tears I have seen and cried
They have all poured out like rain
I know that you are happy now
And no longer in any pain.

Poem by Cassie Mitchell

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Posted by LaTresha Smith on February 15, 2021
Daddy,

   It seems like I cannot find the words to express how much I miss you. You never treated me like a daughter-in-law, but always just like a daughter. Andy and I would actually laugh and call you my boyfriend because of how often you and I would talk throughout the week. I could always call you and instantly feel better. No matter if it was Mother's Day, my birthday, or any old regular day you took the time to love and spoil me. I am going to miss how we would crack jokes, and you would make me laugh uncontrollably. To be honest, I feel a bit empty right now. Although I loved you tremendously, I know that God loved you more.

Until we meet again,
Tree
Posted by Katrina Dobbs on February 15, 2021
Uncle Arthur, affectionately known to us as "uncle A", you were such an intelligent, hilarious, and humble man. I always enjoyed our talks over the years, especially the family history lessons you shared with me. You could paint a vivid and endearing picture of the family. And despite the miles between us you stayed connected to your roots and never forgot your family in Texas. You were one of my grandmother Dossie's "baby" brothers and she loved you dearly. When we last spoke less than a year ago, you had me laughing at myself with your humor. We are proud of your service to the country, to our family, and your remarkable 83 years on earth. Rest easy. I love you and will miss you forever.
Katrina
Posted by Lynn Posey on February 14, 2021
Uncle Arthur, we love you and we are missing you so much. We know you are healed now and in a better place. We are forever grateful for every moment, every minute, every hour of every day we had to be with you. We thank God for allowing us and choosing us to be by your side, we don't take that for granted. You truly blessed us with so many wonderful memories and shared so much knowledge you will forever be in our heart, in our conversations and forever rich in our history. Until we meet again, We Love you

Your Nephew & Niece,
Jeff & Lynn

You meant so much to all of us
You were special and that's no lie
You brightened up the darkest day
And the cloudiest sky

Your smile alone warmed hearts
Your laugh was the music to hear
I would give absolutely anything
To have you well and standing near

Not a second passes
When you're not on our minds
Your love we will never forget
The hurt will ease in time

Many tears I have seen and cried
They have all poured out like rain
I know that you are happy now
And no longer in any pain.

Poem by Cassie Mitchell
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His Life and Legacy


Arthur was one of ten children born to the late Willard Wright and Annie Leftwich Wright on January 20, 1938 in Daingerfield, Texas.

Arthur graduated from J.J. Rhodes High School in Daingerfield, Texas in 1956. He then went on to attend Jarvis Christian College in Hawkins, Texas. After completing his first year of college he returned home due to the tragic loss of their family home. Instead of returning to school he stayed to help his father build a new home for the family.

In 1960,  Arthur joined his older siblings in Washington, DC,where he remained in the greater DC metro area the remainder of his life. In 1962 Arthur enlisted in the Army. While serving his country he completed Basic Airborne Training, Combat Training and Military Justice. He earned the Parachutist and Marksman Rifle Badge. In 1964, he transferred to the United States Army Reserves (USAR) and was honorably discharged from service on January 29, 1968.  He worked Security positions professionally and later retired from Murray's Food Distribution Warehouse in Forestville, MD.

Arthur was a pillar to the Clinton Manor Senior Community where he resided.  He was a volunteer and a helper to those in need. He used his security experience at Clinton Manor with Community Policing and he had the badge hanging in his front window and certificates on his wall to prove it. He was a humble man who took pride in his service to others and his community. He earned the love and respect of the residents and management and it was reciprocated. He is truly going to be missed by all who knew him. 

Arthur was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers; William, George, Fred and Warren; and five sisters; Annie Lou, Jestina, Catherine, Dossie and Georgia.

Arthur leaves to cherish his memories: one son; Andy (La Tresha) Smith of Tyler, Texas, one daughter; Georgia, one brother; Burnon Charles Wright of Gaithersburg, MD and one sister; Constance Whitmore of Dallas,Texas,
five grandchildren and a host of nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.



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Keep smiling Uncle A

Shared by Jennifer wright on February 14, 2021
When I think about all the phone conversation i cant help but laugh and giggle like a little kid. Such a gentle and funny spirit always laughing, smiling, and joking in good times and bad. One thing for certain is that memories last a lifetime. We enjoyed your 80 birthday celebration with a great dinner, laughter and talk of childhood funny moments. I am grateful to have had you in our lives. Rest now and keep laughing. Love Always Jennifer Denine.