Leon Dean Wright
June 30, 1911 - December 01, 2012
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Obituary for Leon Wright June 30, 1911 – December 1, 2012
Leon D. Wright of Port Charlotte, Florida, died December 1, 2012.
He migrated to this area from Troy, Ohio in 1979 where he plied his trade as a tailor. He owned and managed the Wright’s Tailoring Establishment from which he retired in 1973.
He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Port Charlotte and was one of the founders of the Desserter’s Club. He enjoyed lifetime membership status in the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and was chairman of Life Membership for the Charlotte County Chapter of that organization.
He was a passionate gardener, but caring for the poor and needy was even more important to him than gardening.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Kathryn Gwynn, in 1998.
Leon is survived by his daughter, Veronica Goldson and husband Selvin; two grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; grand niece Veronica Walters Betts and husband Eddie; nephews and other nieces.
Visitation Friday, December 7, 2012 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Kays-Ponger & Uselton Funeral Home 2405 Harbor Blvd. Port Charlotte, Florida.
Funeral services Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church of Port Charlotte (USA) 2230 Hariet Street NE. Port Charlotte, Florida. Burial will follow at Rest Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Please visit the online tribute for Leo Dean Wright at www.kays-ponger.com