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Joshua Thomas Wainright

Feb 08, 2018
Joshua Thomas Wainright

printed 02/09/2018


Joshua Thomas “Tommy” Wainright, age 85, of Willards, died Monday, Jan. 29, 2018 at Coastal Hospice At The Lake in Salisbury surrounded by his wife and children.

Tommy was born in Libertytown and was the son of the late George Rhyon and Ruth (Powell) Wainright.

He served in the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict on the destroyer U.S.S. Zellars and retired from the Maryland State Police.

He was a member since age 18 of Faith Chapel Presbyterian Church in Libertytown, a member of Centennial #221, Evergreen #153, Wicomico #91 Masonic Lodges, Past Grand Inspector of the Grand Lodge of Maryland, Past Masters Association, Scottish Rite of Maryland, Antique Truck Club of America, American Legion Wicomico Post 64, Maryland Troopers Association; Delaware Antique Car Club and a former member and officer of the Willards Lions Club.

He is survived by his wife, Gloria Wainright; his children, Cynthia Kimball and husband, Steven, of Bear, Delaware, Linda Stamp of Salisbury, Josh Wainright II of Hockessin, Delaware and Nancy Ennis and husband, Chuck, of Parsonsburg; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Wayne Davis Gordy, a sister, Joe Ann Wainright and the mother of his children, Anne Lee Moulton.

A funeral service was held on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018 at Bishop-Hastings Funeral Home in Selbyville. Services were conducted by Ted Shea, Jerry Piepiora and Buck Burton. Interment was in Riverside Cemetery in Libertytown.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Willards Vol. Fire Co., P.O. Box 38, Willards, Maryland 21874 for the purchase of a Thermal Imaging Camera; or Coastal Hospice, P.O. Box 1733, Salisbury, Maryland 21802.

Condolences may be sent by visiting www.bishophastingsfh.com.

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