Obituary for William Kenneth Wright of Aberdeen

William Kenneth “Kenny” Wright, age 77 of Aberdeen passed away on Friday, April 8, 2022 at UNC Chapel Hill Hospital.

Kenny was born on December 17, 1944 in Mooresville, NC to the late James Wright and Rosie English Wright. 

William, better known as “Kenny”, was an incredible man who adored his family. Kenny never knew a stranger a day of his life, he would befriend most anyone and everyone. Most mornings you could find him at the corner store grabbing a coffee and cashing in on his scratch off winnings. Then he’d head out to Granny’s Donuts, with a Sundrop in hand, to grab donuts for his grand babies. He loved running the roads! But more than anything he loved his grand babies and they sure loved their “Papa”! Kenny was the “Grill Master” and I promise, you’d never taste a better pork chop! It’s no surprise that Kenny will be incredibly missed as he impacted so many during his life here on Earth.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Katie Oxendine Wright of Aberdeen; his three daughters: Tonya Wright of Raleigh, NC; Tammy Hernandez (Marcel) of Aberdeen, NC; and Kinsey Lane (Tony) of Aberdeen, NC. He is also survived by 3 granddaughters: Jennifer Haywood (Justin) of Aberdeen, NC; Miranda Barker (Bailey) of Aberdeen, NC; and Kylee Lopez (Solomon) of Vass, NC and his great-grandchildren: Bella, Mila, Leia, Odin and Zoey; his brother, Charles Wright of Pinebluff, NC and 3 brother-in-laws: Charles W. Oxendine of Pinebluff, Buck Oxendine of Roseland, NC and Weldon Oxendine of Cameron, NC.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Faye Thompson and a brother, Jimmy Wright.

A funeral will be held on Wednesday, April 13, 2022 at 2 pm at Boles Funeral Home Chapel in Southern Pines with Rev. Eugene Ussery officiating.  Burial will follow at Pinebluff Cemetery.  The family will receive friends on Tuesday, April 12, 2022 from 6-8 p.m. at Boles Funeral Home, Southern Pines.

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Services entrusted to Boles Funeral Home of Southern Pines.

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