Obituary of James "Jim" Arthur Wright
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James “Jim” Arthur Wright was born on February 22nd, 1960 in Durham, North Carolina. He passed on December 2nd, 2022 surrounded by his loved ones. He is survived by his three children, Julia, Jacob, and Jared Wright, former wife Anita Wright, sister Sarah Wright Faircloth and half-sister Karen Ayyildiz, brother Sam Wright, and a host of nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his mother Helen Crabtree Gibbs, stepfather Columbus Samuel Gibbs, and brother Harold Wright Jr.
Jim attended Durham High School. He was self-employed and owned his own painting business, WrightWay Painting Company, for around ten years.
Jim was a lover of all things UNC, especially basketball, 80’s rock and roll, and the outdoors. He was extremely athletic in his prime and a math genius, though he’d never admit it. He loved a good joke and loved being around his friends and kids.
A viewing/visitation will be held Monday, December 5th at Walker’s Funeral Home in Hillsborough, 5-7pm. Jim always wanted to be cremated and his ashes will be scattered at Ocracoke Island, one of his favorite places. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Details will be posted on his Facebook page soon. All are welcome to attend both.
He will be greatly missed by many.