Robert “Bob” Wright, age 71, of West Alexander passed away Monday, October 26, 2020 in Wheeling Hospital.
Born October 29, 1948 in Wheeling, WV., the son of the late Harley E. and Ruth (McAdoo) Wright.
Bob was a resident of West Alexander his whole life. He graduated from McGuffey High School in 1966 and went on to get his bachelor’s degree in mathematics education from West Liberty University in 1971. Bob was a member of the First Christian Church, West Alexander. He married Judy Frishette on May 21, 1971 and they were happily married for 49 years and he spoiled her every chance he got. Bob was a teacher at Brooke High School, Wellsburg, WV from 1971 to 1979. He was a Unit Supervisor for American Electric Power for 31 years until he retired in 2010. Bob was a life-long farmer and had a passion for his Hereford cattle and red tractors. He enjoyed running his excavator and brush hogging. Bob loved God, his wife, his family, and especially his grandchildren. *He believed with all his heart that Wright was more than a last name*.
In addition to his wife, he is also survived by one brother by choice, H.A. “Bus” McAdoo, of West Alexander; three children, Kathleen (Samuel) Croft, of West Alexander, Dave (Marcie) Wright, of West Alexander, and Brian (Erin) Wright, of Washington; one daughter-in-law once removed, Jessica (Tim) Sokol; seven grandchildren, Evan, Tyler, Grady, Lena, and Holden Wright, Cara Croft and Anthony Sokol.
Friends will be received Saturday, October 31, 2020 from 11-3 p.m. at the First Christian Church, 124 Main St. West Alexander, PA 15376. A funeral service will be held directly after visitation at 3:00 p.m. with Brother Bruce Graff, officiating. Burial will follow at West Alexander Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, at the request of the family, they suggest that you take someone you love out to eat.
Please view and sign the online tribute wall at www.kestersonfh.com.