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Robert Lee Wright

January 27, 1975 - June 27, 2015

Robert Lee Wright, 40, passed away in his sleep at home on Saturday, June 27, 2015 in Hampton, VA. He was born in Newport News, VA on January 27, 1975.  Robby was a resident of the Peninsula most of his life, residing primarily in the Buckroe Beach area.  However, Robert married Susie Perry on August 24, 1996 and moved to Spartanburg, SC where he lived and raised his children for over 14 years, before returning to VA.  Robby was a hard-working, talented tradesman that loved his children and family more than anything in this world.  Robby was a die-hard Dallas Cowboys fan and he enjoyed watching his favorite Nascar driver Dale Earnhardt Jr during race season.  Robby was a kind hearted man, a loving father and husband, a beloved brother and uncle, and a good friend to everyone that had the pleasure of knowing him.

Survivors include Robby’s five children: his three daughters, Briana Wright-19, Robin Wright-18, Morgan Wright-12, and his two sons, Robert Younger-22, and Noah Wright-12; Robby’s former wife, Susie Perry of Hampton, VA; his sister, Susan Campos & brother-in-law, Saul Campos of Hampton, VA, nephews Gary Silvers, Saul Campos Jr, & Miguel Campos; his brother, Paul Wright of Hampton, VA, as well as many other relatives and friends.

Robby was preceded in death by his parents, Dorothy Ann Elston and Paul James Abernathy; his mamaw, Lottie Broyles and grandfather Denmer Elston.

A time of gathering and visitation will be held on Thursday, July 9th from 6:00pm until 8:00pm at the Altmeyer Funeral Home – Riverside Chapel at 7415 River Road, Newport News, VA.  Flowers can be delivered to the address above. Memorial donations can be made to his children at Robert Wright’s GoFundMe link at

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Date: Thursday, July 9, 2015

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Altmeyer Funeral Home – Riverside Chapel

7415 River Road
Newport News, VA 23607

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