LOUISBURG--Jake Hill Wright, Jr., 95, of Louisburg and formerly of Middlesex, passed away on Friday, October 16, 2020 in Oxford. He was born June 20, 1925 in Nash County, a son of the late Jake Hill Wright, Sr. and Vera Kemp Wright. Jake was predeceased by his wife of 51 years, Hildred Lewis Wright, and a brother, John Wright.
Jake was retired from Middlesex Post Office after serving many years as the Postmaster. He was a member of the Middlesex Baptist Church. He enjoyed yard work, fishing and most of all spending time with his family.
Jake is survived by his two children: Jane W. Riggs and her husband, Monty, of Louisburg, and Jake Hill Wright, III and his wife Jane, of Raleigh; his grandchildren: Alan Riggs and his wife Courtney, of Greenville, Doug Riggs and his wife Erin, of Pittsboro, Michael Wright of Raleigh and Stephen Wright of Raleigh; and his great-grandchildren: Meredith Riggs of Pittsboro, Briley Riggs of Pittsboro and Noah Riggs of Greenville.
A graveside service was held at 11:00 am Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at Hollywood Cemetery, located off of NC Hwy 231 South in Middlesex.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Middlesex Baptist Church, PO Box 369, Middlesex, NC 27557.