Presley Lee Wright, 93, of Hume, died Jan. 3, 2019, at Fauquier Hospital.
He was born Dec. 20, 1925, to William A. Wright and Frances Johnson Wright and was the twin of the late Elaine Thompson Putnam.
He farmed for many years for the late Lake and Sadie Triplett family at the White House Farm before going to Fairfield Farm, now known as Marriott Ranch, where he worked 37 years before retiring in 2009.
Presley was a member and deacon of the Hume Baptist Church. He served as custodian and grounds man for many years.
Presley was a member of the Leeds Ruritan Club, with perfect attendance for many years, and served on the fundraising committee selling raffle tickets and mowed the grounds at Leeds Park. Presley volunteered at the Marshall Volunteer Fire Department, selling bingo cards at it carnivals.
He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Viola Welch Wright of Hume; two daughters, Nancy Wright of Front Royal and Virginia Wright and husband Christopher Rapin of Hume, and many nieces and nephews who visited him often.
In lieu of a son or grandchildren, Presley claimed Wayne Lake as the son he never had. Wayne and wife Bobbi Jo and son Nathan and wife Kira adopted Presley as a father. Baby Marshall Lake has been the highlight of Presley’s last years.
Presley was predeceased in death by his parents and 13 brothers and sisters.
The family received friends on Sunday, Jan. 6, at Royston Funeral Home in Marshall with interment at Leeds Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Wayne Lake, Nathan Lake, Harold “Joe” McCracken, Travis McCracken, Darryll Jenkins, Lanier Cate and Leroy Ryan. Honorary pallbearers were his Marriott Ranch coworkers and members of the Leeds Ruritan Club.