Ruth Simmons Wright

November 22, 2021

Ruth Simmons Wright, 93 of Clifton Forge passed away Saturday, November 20, 2021. She was born March 11, 1928 in Eagle Rock, VA, daughter of the late Selma Warner and Lucy Deisher Simmons. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Howard E. “Bud” Wright in 2000; brothers, J.W. “Bill” Simmons and wife Myrtie, Frank D. Simmons and wife Meno; brothers-in-laws, Don Painter, Ray Wright, Wayne Wright and Gary Showalter; sister-in-law, Alma Wright.

Ruth was a lifelong member of the Eagle Rock Baptist Church. She retired as an elementary school teacher with 31 years of service having taught in Eagle Rock and Clifton Forge schools. She loved watching and feeding her squirrels and birds, watching the Atlanta Braves and Virginia Cavaliers and bowling.

She is survived by her son, Jeffrey L. “Jeff” Wright and wife Cindy; grandson, Eric Wright; granddaughter, Allison W. Clark and husband, Jonathan; very special great grandsons, Abel and Axton; brother-in-law, Ronald Wright; sisters-in-laws, Aileen Painter, Janice Wright and Barbara Showalter; many nieces and nephews; special friends, Carl and Becky Nichols, Sharon Campbell, Sharon Clark, Sue Lane, David and Donna Simpson & Ronnie and Kay Irvine.

Funeral service will be held 11:00 am Saturday, November 27, 2021 at Eagle Rock Baptist Church with Pastor Billy Ronk officiating. Burial will follow in the Eagle Rock Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday, November 26, 2021 from 6 to 8 pm at Nicely Funeral Home.

Memorial donations may be made to the Eagle Rock Baptist Church, P. O. Box 219, Eagle Rock, VA 24085 or Buena Vista Fire Department, 2010 Sycamore Ave., Buena Vista, VA 24416.

Online condolences may be made at

Nicely Funeral Home
Shenandoah Funeral Directors Association
Son, Jeff wright – Funeral service Licensee, Oakey’s Funeral Service, Roanoke, VA Brother-in-law, Ronald Wright – Funeral service Licensee, Nicely Funeral Home, Clifton Forge, VA

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