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Terry Lynell Wright

July 19, 1962 ~ October 20, 2021 (age 59)


Terry L. Wright TMC (SS), 59 of Blackshear, passed away Wednesday, October 20, 2021, at Landmark Hospital in Savannah.

Terry was born in Jesup, GA on July 19, 1962 and graduated from Blackshear High School in 1980.  He would go on to serve in the United States Navy for 20 years as a torpedoman Chief serving onboard Fast Attacks, Fleet Ballistic Missile, and Trident Submarines. Some of the ships he served on were the USS George Bancroft, the USS Pennsylvania, the USS Mariano G. Vallejo, and the USS Henry L. Stimson. He had also worked with the Trident Refit Facility, Squadron 20 PMT, and the Trident Training Facility. Loyalty to his country was truly shown throughout his military career but it was his loyalty to his family and friends that was shown throughout his lifetime. Terry was a fierce protector of his family and a true gentleman in every sense of the word. A selfless man, he always put his family first in everything he did. Terry was a die-hard Georgia Bulldog fan and would not attend any function if the Bulldogs were playing. He seriously questioned any man that got married during football season! Terry was all about guns and gun collecting and anyone who knew him knew he was very passionate about them.  He was also extremely organized, had a solution to every problem, was a true handyman, and enjoyed gathering with friends and family grilling out especially during football games. Terry was currently working for Lawter in Baxley as a manager.       

Survivors include his wife, Michelle Gingerick Wright of Blackshear; his daughter, Carlie, of Blackshear; his son, Andrew of Blackshear; his mother, Patricia Wright of Jesup; his dad, Jesse “J.W.” (Teressa) Mobley of Blackshear; his father, Lonell Wright of Screven; two sisters, Vanessa Mobley of St. Simons Island and Lana (Justin) Williamson of Screven; his brother, Matthew Mobley of Blackshear; his niece, Hannah Williamson of Screven; and several other relatives and friends.

Funeral services for Terry will be held Thursday afternoon, October 28, 2021, at 2:00 o’clock from the Pearson-Dial Funeral Home Chapel.

Interment will be in the Waters Cemetery with military honors conducted by the US Navy.

Visitation for Terry will be held Wednesday evening from 6 until 8 at the funeral home.

Due to COVID-19, social distancing guidelines as well as the use of facemasks are strongly encouraged.

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October 27, 2021

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Pearson-Dial Funeral Home
659 Main Street
Blackshear, GA 31516

Funeral Service
October 28, 2021

2:00 PM
Pearson-Dial Chapel
659 Main St.
Blackshear, GA 31516

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