Larry Funchess Wright

Larry Funchess Wright of Birmingham, passed away on

October 5, 2020 at the age of 76.
Larry was born November 14, 1943 to father, Preston Lawrence Wright and
mother Winifred Catherine Funchess Wright, who both preceded him.

Larry was an avid outdoorsman who loved bird watching and forestry. He especially loved looking for the rare endangered Ivory Billed Woodpecker. Growing up, he was awarded the prestigious Eagle Scout Award in the Boy Scouts. Larry graduated from Auburn University and received his Bachelor degree …degree in wood technology. He loved his job timber cruising and marking until he retired from Resource Management Service. In the course of his career he traveled all over the southeast and beyond for his job. Larry will be dearly missed by family, friends, and colleagues.

Larry is survived by his brother, Thomas O. Wright (Susse), sister, Virginia Wright Spisak (David), niece, Beverly Ann Spisak Corrigan (Preston), great-nephew, Jason Tiberus Corrigan, and great-niece, Evelyn Rae Corrigan.


  1. Amy thrasher on October 7, 2020 at 7:33 pm

    The loss of this precious man will tug on my heart with pain for years to come. I found myself alone and lonely when he chose me to befriend. His warn shoes, and an old flannel . He would watch me each time he came in to eat and I noticed early on how he would study me and the things going on. He was diffrent like me. One day after he gathered his card and cleaned his table the best he could for me, he paused,He looked at me and said..”you look so lonely and not very happy, I would like to change that if u will let me “. Larry had never tipped me but one dollar the entire time I waited on him. I had no idea that this man was about to change my life forever. And he did just that!! I can remember teasing him later on regarding what I must have looked like to make him feel so sorry for me and offer his I will always be humble Larrylou, grateful beyond words and believe in miracles. You were and are My Hero. How will I live without you now? You showed me how to forgive and love myself . You told me to show myself some grace. How to pick up the pieces and start again. For that reason I picked the name BellaGRACE. We will keep u close in our hearts forever. I believe we will meet again Thank you , Thank you for choosing us?

  2. Eileene Clark on October 8, 2020 at 2:43 am

    Larry you will be remembered most fondly as an outdoorsman & always seeking bird watcher.
    You will be missed for all the wonderful games we played after holiday dinners. You will be appreciated for all the outstanding books you read & passed on for us to enjoy.
    I consider myself blessed to have
    spent so many exciting times with you & your family.
    I’ll never forget our friendship.
    I’ll see you in Heaven with your loving parents.
    Rest in peace.