Alphonso William Wright

May 4, 1924 - March 23, 2020

Alphonso William Wright, 95, a resident of Cape Coral, FL since 1976, formerly of Woodbine, MD, passed away Monday, March 23, 2020 in Cape Coral. He was born May 4, 1924 in Baltimore, MD to Alphonso and Maude Wright, now deceased.

Alphonso attended First Assembly of God in Fort Myers, FL. He was a sheet metal worker prior to serving in the Western Pacific in WWII as a Private First Class toxic gas handler. He received among many, the Good Conduct Medal, Asiatic Pacific Theater Ribbon of Recommendation, Distinguished Unit Badge and WWII Victory Ribbon letter. He received an Honorable Discharge in 1946. He became a Baltimore City Motorcycle Policeman, serving in the traffic division. He retired in 1973 and moved to Cape Coral in 1976, married Roqueta, and took care of his mother until 1998 when she passed. He enjoyed boating and catching fresh crab, his favorite in the back canal. He will be remembered as a gruff old guy but had the heart of a teddy bear.

He is survived by his beloved wife  of 42 years, Roqueta Wright of Cape Coral; two loving children, William Wright (Portia) of Fort Myers, and Patricia Reed of Felton, PA; four grandchildren, Shane, Rob, David, and Michael; as well as seven great grandchildren, Brittany, Robert, Sarah, Joselyn, Katelyn, Ivie and David.

Services will be held at Lorraine Cemetery in Woodlawn, MD at a later date. Details to be announced via

Memorial Contributions in memory of Alphonso William Wright are suggested to First Assembly of God, 4701 Summerlin Road, Fort Myers, FL 33919 or to Love and Compassion Ministries, P.O. Box 152636, Cape Coral, FL 33915.

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Fort Myers, is entrusted with final care.


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