Stephen Lowery Wright III

Published 9:02 pm Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Stephen Lowery Wright III, 65, passed away on April 30, 2017. He was born in Norfolk to the late E.G.B. “Buck” and Eileen Wright. Steve was a man with the ability to repair anything and was known by his family for having improvised home improvement skills. Steve also coached boys’ and girls’ soccer at Nansemond River High School’ and most knew him as “Coach Wright.” One of Steve’s many big accomplishments was starting Cub Pack 89 in 1989 at Beech Grove United Methodist Church, still going to this day, and also saving Boy Scout Troop 16. Steve was a third-generation phone company employee, working with Verizon from the time he graduated high school until retirement. He was a devoted family man and will be truly missed by his family.

Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 40 years, Victoria “Vicky” Wright; children, Stephen L. Wright IV and Lisa, Thomas H. Wright, Elizabeth and Corey Hastings and their children, Illianna and Rowan Hastings, and Sarah V. Wright and John Delprincipe; brother, Bucky and Pat Wright; sister, Teen and Wayne Foshay; mother-in-law, Katherine Harrison; and many family members and friends.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 5, 2017, at Baker-Foster Funeral Home, 5685 Lee Farm Lane, Suffolk. Entombment will follow at Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, please feel free to donate to either the local Boy Scout Troop 89 or to the Nansemond River High School boys’ or girls’ soccer team. You may donate at for Scouts and at the main office of Nansemond River High School for soccer. Condolences may be offered at

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