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Col. Terrell “Terry” Ashford Wright ‘85

Retired Col. Terrell Ashford Wright, age 74, of Lynchburg, VA, a Virginia Tech graduate, passed away peacefully in his home in Falls Church, VA., on July 31, 2017.

Terry played football for the Hokies and was active in other school activities. He was also in ROTC at Tech and became an Army Ranger for the 101st Airborne and served in Vietnam, later earning a Purple Heart for his bravery there.

He went on to earn a JD in law from Antioch College School of Law in 1985 and worked as a Contract Administrator with the Washington Metro Transit Authority until his retirement.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Esmie Wright; his two daughters, Alison Wright of Mindon, NV, and Erika Maalouf of Boston, MA; and siblings, Phil Wright of Forest, VA, Ernest Wright of Richmond, Va., and Judi Noel of Bedford, VA.