2010-06-25 / Obits

Joe Wright Jr.


Joe Wright Jr., 57, a longtime Rockaway resident, died June 7.

Wright was born in Haddock, Georgia on June 7, 1953. He worked as a landscaper and was a resident of Rockaway for more than 40 years.

Wright was preceded in death by his father, Joe Wright and brother, Lawrence Wright.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Wright; children, Dorothy Wright, Nina Wright, Christopher Wright, Omar Wright and John Blount; grandchildren, Philicia Wright, Khalisha Wright, Christopher Wright, Daquan Wright, Mason Wright, Khalik Martin, Natiana Wright, Kaishon Martin, Jamie Toomer, Javion Toomer; mother, Dorothy Wright; brothers, Curtis Wright, Willie Wright, Theodis Wright, Johnny Wright and Jimmy Wright; sisters, Diane Wright, Bernetta Wright and Antoinette Wright; and a host of friends and extended relatives.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Jeremiah C. Gaffney Friendship Chapel, Inwood, New York. Interment took place at Fredrick Douglas Cemetery, Staten Island, New York.

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