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Celebrating the life of

Benjamin H. Wright

April 22, 1941 - July 02, 2024

Benjamin H. Wright

Benjamin Herman (Ben) Wright passed away on July 2, 2024, at the age of 83, in Savannah, Georgia.   He was born April 22, 1941 in West Point, Georgia. Ben spent his entire career in public health, serving at the Georgia Department of Public Health and the Chatham County Department of Public Health.  

Ben graduated from West Point High School in West Point, Georgia.  He was also a graduate of Oxford College of Emory University and the University of Georgia.  He received a master's degree in Governmental Administration from Georgia State University, which equipped him with the knowledge and skills to make significant contributions to public health.

Beyond his professional life, Ben was a man of many interests.  He had a passion for golf, fishing, woodworking and Georgia football and spending time with his family. He also enjoyed a good story and had a quick intelligence and an accurate sense of humor.  

He is survived by his wife, Cecelia McWhorter Wright; sons, Jon (Jennifer) and Eric (Courtney); grandchildren, Hunter and Ashlyn; brother Wallace (Nancy) and sister- in-law Judy.  Ben was preceded in death by his father, Edgar Howell Wright;  his mother Sue Wallace Wright; and brother, Phillip Edgar Wright.  

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 10, 2024 at Fox and Weeks on Hodgson Memorial Drive.  Visitation will be 11:00-12:00 with a service to follow 12:00-1:00.  

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Isle of Hope Methodist Church, 412 Parkersburg Road, Savannah, Georgia 31406; memo line:  Hope Arbor in memory of Ben Wright;  or to Hospice Savannah Foundation, P.O. Box 13190, Savannah, Georgia 31416.  

Ben's life was one of commitment  and love, and he will be forever deeply missed by his family and by all who knew him.  

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Jon, we wanted to share our sincere condolences for the passing of your father. I know this must be a difficult time for you and your family. Please rest assured that your father is at peace and that he would want you to cherish a lifetime of wonderful memories of his life with you and your family. If there is anything that you need or that I can do to ease your pain, please do not hesitate to reach out to me. May God Bless all of you. The Stephenson Family

- Stephenson Family, Parrish, Florida

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Jon, we wanted to share our sincere condolences for the passing of your father. I know this must be a difficult time for you and your family. Please rest assured that your father is at peace and that he would want you to cherish a lifetime of wonderful memories of his life with you and your family. If there is anything that you need or that I can do to ease your pain, please do not hesitate to reach out to me. May God Bless all of you. The Stephenson Family

- The Stephenson Family, Parrish, Florida

Cecelia, Jon-and Eric, my deepest heartfelt sympathy to you and your family. Ben was such a kind caring person. If I can do anything for you,please call upon me. Rest In Peace, Sweet Ben.

- Connie DuFour Crosby, Simpsonville, SC

Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Cecelia, Jon and Eric. We will always remember Ben’s witty humor and his love of golf! He will be missed by all who knew him. Sending our love and deepest sympathy.

- Kirby and Diane Willis, Savannah, GA

Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200