Samuel M. “Skeet” Wright III, a native of Mobile and a 30-year resident of Daphne, died Tuesday, April 24, 2007 in Fairhope.

He worked in the industrial piping field for many years and liked to call himself a “peddler.” He was an avid Alabama sports fan.

He collected friends as treasures and never felt a need to discard one.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Mansfield and Madeleine Wright of Mobile.

Survivors include his wife, Julia A. Wright; five children, Linda (Joe) Miller, David (Theresa) Wright, Julie (Ben) Taylor, Jeff (Misty) Harris, and Sam (Cammie) Wright; 10 grandchildren, mother-in-law, Alice Adams; nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Thursday, April 26 at Wolfe-Bayview Funeral Home in Daphne. Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, April 27 at Christ the King Church in Daphne. Interment will follow at Bay Minette Cemetery.

Arrangements are by Wolfe-Bayview Funeral Homes & Crematory Inc., Daphne.