Celebrating the life of

Edward C. Wright

September 03, 1945 - March 15, 2020

Edward C. Wright

Edward C. Wright, (Eddie), died peacefully, March 15, 2020 surrounded by his loving family.  Eddie was born in Statesboro, GA, on September 3, 1945 to Cecil and Juanita Wright.  The family moved to Savannah, GA, when Eddie was seven and made it his home the rest of his life.  He and Jeanette, his loving wife, were married February 14, 1977.

Eddie (Easy) retired from the Pipefitters and Welders Local Union 188.  He loved his profession that took him all over the world and made lifelong friendships where ever he worked. 

Eddie was a faithful member of Compassion Christian Church for over 25 years.  He loved his church and spent many hours volunteering in various ways.  He loved golf and after retirement played every day.  He was a member of the Southbridge Golf Club where he was a Senior Champion, and made many wonderful golf buddies.

In addition to his wife Jeanette, he is survived by his three children, Billy Wright and wife Shellie of Nashville, TN; Terri Peasley and husband John of Alexandria, VA; and Curtis Lamb of St. Augustine, FL; three grandchildren that he adored, Medrick Smith and fiance’ Natalie Butler  of San Francisco, CA; Conner Wright of Beaufort, SC; and Morgan Peasley of Boulder, CO, two great-grandchildren, Cameryn and Maverick; and three sisters, Barbara Porter, Pat Stevenson, and Gloria Larkin; and many nieces and nephews.

Due to concern for the health and wellbeing for the friends and family of Edward Wright, the family has made the decision to postpone the Memorial Service, until which time the Coronavirus is no longer a threat.  You may share your condolences here on our website, mail a card to the residence, or to the Fox & Weeks Funeral Home, 7200 Hodgson Memorial Drive, Savannah, GA 31406.  

A Celebration of his Life will be announced at a later date and will be held at Compassion Christian Church, Adult Ministry Building, 55 Al Henderson Blvd., Savannah, GA 31419. 

In lieu of flowers, the family would like remembrances to be sent to Compassion Christian Church, 55 Al Henderson Blvd, Savannah, GA 31419, or the Southbridge Golf Club Improvement Fund, c/o John Whitmore, 415 Southbridge Blvd., Savannah, GA 31405.    



Bobby and I are so sorry to hear about Eddie. Our Love and Prayers are with you and your family.

- Bobby &Jan Davis, Savannah, Ga

We will miss Eddie a brother of local 188

- Mike Hendrix, Claxton, Ga

We will miss Eddie a brother of local 188 and wife Libby

- Mike Hendrix, Claxton, Ga

I was lucky to have met Eddie and Jeanette Wright in our church home group. Eddie was a man that loved the Lord and shared his wisdom about the Bible. His sense of humor was always refreshing! Peace be with the family.

- Susan Turner, Savannah, GA

Eddie took me under his wing and thought me how to work on the road. I am what I am today because of Eddie. We played lots of golf all over the United States. I will miss him. He will always be in my memories. I love you Pal.

- Terry Justice , Seneca, Sc

Our prayers go out to Jeanette and family to bear this loss.

- Jeri and Krishna Raman, Savannah, Ga

I will always remember our times at SB. Eddie was a great golf buddy on the course and a great story teller off the course. He was a great man of faith and mentor to all of us. He fought a great fight. Rest In Peace Eddie we will never forget Eddie “he ain’t” Wright Kenny and Beth Conroy

- Kenny Conroy, Pooler, GA

Brock and I are so sorry to hear about Eddie. We will hold the whole family in our thoughts. Love you all

- Lance & Brock, Nashville, TN

Jeanette, My heart is heavy for you and your family as you mourn the loss of Eddie. There is so much good to be said about Eddie, but nothing better than, he was a good man and he loved Jesus. I am lifting you all up to our good Father. May His peace surround you and give you rest.

- Dana H Archer, SAVANNAH, GA

Jeanette, My heart is heavy for you and your family as you mourn the loss of Eddie. There is so much good to be said about Eddie, but nothing better than, he was a good man and he loved Jesus. I am lifting you all up to our good Father. May His peace surround you and give you rest.

- Dana H Archer, SAVANNAH, GA

I am very sorry for your loss of a great guy. I really enjoyed working with Eddie over the years, most recent years in Chicago and Schenectady NY. He was a great welder, weld operator and mechanic and I will miss him. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

- Larry Grycko, Lockport , Illinois

What a mighty man of God Eddie was. He was an example to all of us. May God bless his family as they go through this difficult time.

- Sherry Riley, Savannah, Ga.

Words can not say how sorry I was to hear Eddie had passed. He was truly like a brother and I felt like I had known him all my life. My deepest condolences to his family. He was a joy to be around.

- Richard ( Dick) Baker , Delta , Pennsylvania

Easy Eddie Wright was such a pleasure to be around. He was always happy as long as he could play his golf and find some good chicken to eat. And Lord did we do plenty of that. My most fondest memory of Easy was working in San Jose for GE and playing golf at the local course where we rented segways that carried our clubs. We had so much fun riding around on those things playing the game that we loved. So sorry for your loss!

- Garry Hines, Wilmington, NC

I lived in the same neighborhood, rode the school bus, and rode motorcycles with Easy Eddie growing up. He even let me drive his father’s race car once. He was a best that everyone hopes to have in life. He tried to get me to go to Woodstock with him. I didn’t know what he was talking about at the time! We had stayed in touch for all these years. This is a text I sent “Easy” this past Saturday: Hey buddy just wanted to share with you who you were in my formative years, absolutely the most giving friend, with a heart of gold, you set the example of how you treat your fellow man, and in our later years your example of a Christian man is one I will try to inspire to. Thinking about you every day, love you buddy.

- John Roach, Andalusia, Al

I am so sorry to hear that Brother Eddie has departed this life.. We were really good friends, born the same year, and went through Apprenticeship at Local 188 at the same time.. We traveled together and worked together in Savannah and around the country.. We talked about religion quite a bit through the years.. Eddie has gone on to be with the Lord...

- Jack Love, Jr, Savannah, Ga

A candle has been lit!

Dear Jeanette & family, Please know you have my heartfelt sympathies. Eddie was much loved and will be missed by many. I'm here for you Jeanette. Love, Eleanor

- Eleanor Shurr, Savannah, GA

Easy was a great guy a good friend he loved golf and chicken I will miss talking to you easy he will be missed. Sorry for your loss

- Bobby greene, Goodspring , Tn

Jeanette & family, We were saddened to hear of Eddie's passing. You are all in our thoughts & prayers. Many good memories of him from way back to present time. He is now where we all pray to be & that brings us much comfort. God Bless you & your family.

- Prewitt Families & Rodgers Families, Savannah, Georgia

I worked with Eddie on a long outage at plant hatch. He was a great mechanic and a prince of a fellow and a genuine sold out to christ man. Along with all that he was a great guy that everyone loved. I know he is in heaven smiling as he always did waiting for us. I send you my condolences and you and your family are in my prayers. God Bless

- Terry Todd, Baxley, Georgia

Jeanette, I am so sorry to learn of this. Please know I'm thinking of you.

- Kristi Towe, Rogers, AR

Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel

  • A Celebration of Life Will Be held at a later date