Created Feb 16, 2018
- This eternal flame burns forever
- in remembrance of Samuel Ansley Wright Jr.
Samuel Ansley Wright Jr.
Samuel Ansley Wright, Jr., of North Little Rock passed away Feb. 15,
2018. He was born August 30, 1927 in Monticello, MS to the late Samuel A.
Wright, Sr., and Ruth Wilson Wright. He served in the U.S. Navy in the
South Pacific during World War II and then served until retirement as a
CW4, Chief Warrant Officer, in the Army National Guard—one of the few
who served during the Little Rock Central High Crisis.
He was a man of strong faith who served as a deacon of the Central
Baptist Church of North Little Rock where he had been a member since
1957. He enjoyed camping and was the past director of AR Good Sam’s Club.
and a lifetime member of Good Sam’s. Bud served as the Arkansas
Goodsams State Director from 1/1994 – 12/1999. He was also an avid golfer.
Survivors include his wife of 70 years, Jean Tolbert Wright; children:
Brenda “Sissy” Miller (David); Samuel “Gary” Wright (Mary) and Rochelle
Nix (Tommy); grandchildren: Terri Thompson (Scott), Chris Wright, Andy
Wright (Jessica), Deric Nix (Amanda) and Hayden Nix (Megan); six
great-grandchildren; and sister, Clyda Fulda (John).
Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 PM Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018 at Smith-
North Little Rock Funeral Home. Funeral will be at 9:30 AM Wednesday,
Feb. 21, 2018 at Central Baptist Church, North Little Rock; followed by
interment at the AR State Veterans Cemetery with military honors.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Church Building Fund or
Samuel (Bud) Wright,
Arkansas Goodsams State Director
1/1994 - 12/1999
Though He's gone, He is not forgotten.
Though absent, He remains in spirit.
Though once a worker, He now rest.
by The Arkansas Good Sams
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