Warren was born December 1, 1956 to Shirley and David A. Wright III in Buffalo New York. He was named after his great uncle Warren Johnson and his maternal grandfather Edward Parker. Warren was welcomed, beloved, and practically inseparable from his brother David. He was a hairy child and his comedic aunt Dorothy Robinson Carr, his mother's sister, exclaimed "Oh it's a baby" at birth. And the comedy began.
Warren was a very pretty, happy, personable, curious, athletic and rambunctious typical "middle child." His mother often declared repeatedly that she dropped him on his head. He easily made lifelong friends in our East Side neighborhood on Dupont St. and everywhere he went. He attended PS # 53, Woodlawn Jr. High and graduated from Hutch Tech.
Warren excelled in sports with sheer power and pure athleticism. He loved to attend live concerts but was challenged to carry a tune or dance himself. Wanting to make his own money motivated Warren as he delivered newspapers, shoved snow, raked leaves, ran errands and working at Jim Bell Cleaners, before becoming an exceptional firefighter for many years, where he protected the lives of many families in the City of Buffalo, then retiring with honors and having an extended family of heroes in the Buffalo Fire Department. Yet, the most important thing Warren ever did happened on September 23, 1972.
On that day, he dedicated his life to Jehovah God and got baptized living his faith in the Creator through loving kindness, generosity and displaying a self-sacrificing spirit.
In the congregation, Warren served as a Ministerial Servant assisting with the accounts, territory and literature distribution faithfully for several years. There are many still benefiting from the faithful work he did and his dedication in doing his theocratic assignments to the best of his ability.
Warren married Dianna Feaster, welcoming three daughters; Loretta Tiffany Joy, Allie, and Teai Jerrell. Warren later married with deep love and devotion Denise Martin and extended the family with her sons Rashod Bishop and Anthony Simmons.
Warren enjoyed and entertained the brotherhood of firefighters, policemen, motorcycle riders and bowlers. He was pretty good at our family's weekly bid whisk games, but his passion and skill for bowling was truly exceptional! Warren was truly a beloved, genuine, funny, charismatic, and loving person whose short life exemplifies his love for his God Jehovah and for people. This was his legacy.
Warren is survived by his loving wife, Denise, his daughters; Loretta Tiffany Joy (Seun James) Akinnuli, Alline (Thomas) Cochran, and Teai Jerrell (Jim) Oboh and stepson Anthony Simmons; his beloved grandchildren; Razhon, Ivan, Olivia, and April; his beloved sister Deborah and a host of other family members that he loved including his Christian brothers and sisters.
To send flowers
to the family or plant a tree
in memory of Warren E. Wright, please visit our floral store.