Terry L. Wright, TMC (SS), 59, of Blackshear, passed away Wednesday, October 20, 2021, at Landmark Hospital in Savannah.
He was born in Jesup July 19, 1962 and graduated from Blackshear High School in 1980. He would go on to serve in the United States Navy for 20 years as a torpedoman Chief serving onboard Fast Attacks, Fleet Ballistic Missile and Trident Submarines. Some of the ships he served on were the USS George Bancroft, the USS Pennsylvania, the USS Mariano G. Vallejo, and the USS Henry L. Stimson. He had also worked with the Trident Refit Facility, Squadron 20 PMT, and the Trident Training Facility. Loyalty to his country was truly shown throughout his military career but it was his loyalty to his family and friends that was shown throughout his lifetime. He was a fierce protector of his family and a true gentleman in every sense of the word. A selfless man, he always put his family first in everything he did. He was a die-hard Georgia Bulldog fan and would not attend any function if the Bulldogs were playing. He seriously questioned any man that got married during football season! He was all about guns and gun collecting and anyone who knew him knew he was very passionate about them. He was also extremely organized, had a solution to every problem, was a true handyman and enjoyed gathering with friends and family grilling out especially during football games. He was currently working for Lawter in Baxley as a manager.
Survivors include his wife, Michelle Gingerick Wright, Blackshear; his daughter, Carlie, Blackshear; his son, Andrew, Blackshear; his mother, Patricia Wright, Jesup; his dad, Jesse “J.W.” (Teressa) Mobley, Blackshear; his father, Lonell Wright, Screven; two sisters, Vanessa Mobley, St. Simons Island and Lana (Justin) Williamson, Screven; his brother, Matthew Mobley, Blackshear; his niece, Hannah Williamson, Screven and several other relatives and friends.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27, at the funeral home.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, from the Pearson-Dial Funeral Home Chapel.
Interment will be in the Waters Cemetery with military honors conducted by the US Navy.
Due to COVID-19, social distancing guidelines as well as the use of facemasks are strongly encouraged.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online register at www.pearsondial.com.
Pearson-Dial Funeral Home of Blackshear is in charge of arrangements.