Anthony Wright Obituary, Anthony Wright Has Passed Away

Anthony Wright Obituary, Death Cause – After suffering from deteriorating health for some time, Anthony “Tony” Layton Wright, 75, of Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina, formerly of Burlington, North Carolina, passed away in a calm and peaceful manner on Wednesday, May 24, 2023 at his home. Tony was the son of Thomas Leroy Wright, Sr. and Audrey Layton Wright, both of whom passed away before his birth on August 14, 1947. Tony was born in Alamance County, North Carolina.

He was preceded in death by his parents, as well as his brother, Thomas Leroy Wright, Jr., and his sister, Cindy Wright Dodrill. Tony is survived by his wife, Debbie Whitesell Wright, who also resides in Ocean Isle Beach; his daughter Carmen Wright Sebastian and her husband Matt of Concord; his son Chris Wright and his wife Mary Margaret of Burlington; and his bonus daughter Alexis Hayes and her husband Jessie of Shallotte; his grandchildren Chloe Wright, Jacob Sebastian, Melina Sebastian, and Kinsley Hayes; his sister Linda Wright Cook of Elon; and his special pet, Gingersnap.

Graham High School, East Carolina University, and NC A&T State University all awarded Tony with degrees, and he went on to get a master’s degree in administration. Tony spent 33 years as a dedicated educator and administrator in the Alamance-Burlington School System in North Carolina. He then moved on to serve in the Horry County Schools in South Carolina for another 9 years. He found great pleasure in recounting anecdotes from his time spent instructing students as well as his involvement with the Professional Putter Association. He was passionate about lighthouses, and in addition to amassing a collection of them, he enjoyed going on trips to see as many of them as possible and climbing them.

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