Greg Wright

  • Born: December 12, 1949
  • Died: August 11, 2020
  • Location: San Antonio, Texas

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2102 North Loop 1604 East
San Antonio, TX 78232
Tel. (210) 495-8221

Tribute & Message From The Family

Greg Wright, age 70, passed away peacefully on August 11, 2020 at home in San Antonio, TX. He was born December 12,1949 in Columbus, Ohio to Lloyd and Betty Wright who instilled in him the values of education, hard work, honesty and humility and love of family, friends, country and travel. His father and his brother-in-law, Alton Smith, preceded him in death.

He is survived by his beloved wife Carole (aka Chickie) to whom he was married 43 years.

Greg graduated from Columbus Whetstone High School, The Ohio State University with a degree in Business Administration, and the University of Delaware with a Master of Business Administration degree. His 38-year accounting and financial career spanned three companies: Columbia Gas System, Valero Energy Corporation and Tesoro Corporation from which he retired in 2010 as Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer. After retiring, he co-founded a small energy company in 2011 and served as a board member and chair of the audit committee of Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc. and International Seaways, Inc. from 2014-2020.

Greg was long active in charitable organizations in San Antonio serving on the boards of Avance, Junior Achievement, Big Brothers Big Sisters, San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, San Antonio Works, San Antonio Regional Hospital and others. He is a longtime fan of and contributor to The Ohio State University.

In addition to his mother and wife, Greg is survived by his brother, Phil (Margaret); his sister, Terri; nieces, Analisa Norton (Ted), Kristy Finio, Margo Kemmerer (David) and Shannon Wright; nephew, Jeff Smith (Barb); and sister-in-law, Suzanne Smith. Uncle Greggie's pride and joy were his great nieces and nephews: Kate and Allie Finio, Ben and Cameron Norton, Maddox Taylor, Lola Kemmerer and Meghan, Emily and Jack Smith.

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, there will be no memorial service.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial gifts be made to the San Antonio Area Foundation (Wright/Phipps Family Fund), 300 Pearl Parkway, San Antonio, TX 78215. This charitable fund was established in 2007 by Greg, Carole and their wonderful friends Bob and Jane Phipps to ease the needs of the San Antonio area.

Condolence & Memory Journal

I'm so very sorry to hear of Greg's passing. I knew him from Dominion Junior High, and Whetstone HS. He was always so level headed, but had such a dry sense of humor I never knew when to take him seriously--until I broke up laughing. He was one of the Good Guys.

Posted by Larry Garrison - Dublin, OH - Friend   November 25, 2020

Dear Carole, We just found out about Greg's passing last night from Bob and Jane. So sorry for your immense loss. All who were blessed to know Greg feel a portion of that loss. I understand that Park City will forever be a better place having some of Greg's ashes here. You are in our thoughts and prayers!
Zell & Bill

Posted by suzelle Mccullough Mccullough - park city, UT - Friend   September 23, 2020

I'm so very sorry to hear this sad news. Phil was always a wonderful, kind and fun guy. He will be missed. Rest In Peace, Phil!!

Posted by Kathy Dorn-Henley - Cincinnati, OH - Friend   August 22, 2020

I miss you already, sweet friend.

Posted by Sandra Carrell Tremblay - San Antonio, TX - Family   August 22, 2020

My deepest sympathies for you Carole and for your family. I am forever grateful to Greg for his kindness, generosity and for his support. He truly made a difference in my life and Greg will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Posted by Beth Hair - San Antonio, TX - Coworker   August 20, 2020

Dearest Carole, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We so enjoyed our time getting to know him on our special trip and our last visit together. We send you our love.

Posted by Barbara and Dennis Adama - Grand Rapids, MI - Friend   August 18, 2020

May Mr. Wright rest in Gods most perfect peace, and may God give comfort and peace to those left behind to mourn his passing.

Posted by Patty Suplick - San Antonio, TX - Coworker   August 18, 2020


Carole, so sorry about Greg. Will always remember him with a big smile on his face, every time i came to the house. Loved how he always would tease us about changing things in the house. Thoughts and prayers to you my friend. Hugs and kisses!

Posted by Terry Errhalt - San Antonio, TX - Friend   August 18, 2020

Sincere condolences to you Carole, and the whole family.
The happy times, seeing you and Greg walking Abby in the neighborhood will be so missed!
May time heal your loss and give you all peace.
Sincerely, Paula and Jonathan Rhodes

Posted by Paula Rhodes - Shavano Park, TX - Neighbor   August 17, 2020

My condolences to Carole and the Wright family. He was my mentor and friend. I worked for him at Valero then Tesoro. I got to see first-hand his love of family and kindness towards others. He encouraged me to go back to school and to always strive to do better. He always brought out the best in people. You will be missed but now you're in heaven rejoicing with the Lord.

Posted by Ana Tyler - Coworker   August 17, 2020

In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.

Posted by Ana Tyler - Coworker   August 17, 2020

My very deepest condolences to the family of Greg. He was such a lovely man.

Posted by B B Hartman - San Marcos, TX - Friend   August 16, 2020

A Great man !!

Posted by Martin Barrios - SA, TX - Friend   August 14, 2020

My thoughts and prayers are with the Wright Family during this difficult time. I knew Greg Wright when I worked for Tesoro Petroleum. He was a very nice person and always smiling and showed respect for others at all times. Gregory Wright you were invaluable to Tesoro and to the people who worked closely with you. You will be missed. Rest In Peace.

Posted by Beverlee Keithly - San Antonio, TX - Coworker   August 14, 2020

My dear brother, you are and will be missed forever. I love you now and always.

Posted by Philip Wright - Woodstock, GA - Brother   August 14, 2020

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