Robert “Virgil” Wright, 84 of Cumberland went to be his heavenly home after a long battle with cancer. Virgil was the son of Wilber Dink and Martha Lowe Wright. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his son Doug Wright of Cumberland, and 5 brothers; Shelton, Carroll, Leroy, Dink Jr. and Richard of Farmville. He is survived by his loving wife Ruth Asal Wright of nearly 66 years, 1 daughter Donna Wright Barger (Larry) of Dillwyn, 3 granddaughters; Stephanie Cooley Wright (Rod), Jennifer Cooley and Jessica Baldwin (Byran), 4 great granddaughters; Briana and Hali Wright, Kendra Cooley, Ryliegh Sloan of Cumberland, , 5 great grandson’s; Jacob Zackary Wright of Cumberland, Elijah Cooley of Colorado, Preston Sloane, Jaden Cooley of Cumberland 4 great great grandchildren; Hunter Wallace, Bria Wallace of Cumberland, Artist, Aubree Cooley of Colorado. Virgil loved all his grandchildren. He worked 56 years as an oil and gas delivery driver. He worked for Kayton Oil, Southall Oil, Jenkins Oil and Parker Oil with no tickets or accidents. He knew all his customers by name and enjoyed talking to them. He and his wife Ruth owned and operated Midway Grocery in Cumberland for 19 years. He enjoyed all of the little kids and gave them pieces of penny candy. Now most of these customers are successful adults, but they still remember that candy jar. In Virgil’s later years he enjoyed cutting hay and raising a big garden. He never met a stranger on the street or in a store. He left behind alote of friends, but I know he is making more in his Heavenly Home.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday, August 7, 2021 at 1:00PM in the chapel of Puckett Funeral Home. Family will receive friends starting at 11:00AM until the time of service. Interment will follow service at Antiock United Methodist Church Cemetery. Puckett Funeral Home is serving the family. www.puckettfh.com.