Funeral services, celebrating the life of William E. Wright, 74, of Hebron, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 8, 2019, in the chapel of The Kirkersville home of Hoskinson Funeral and Cremation Service with Clifford Mason as celebrant. Burial with full military honors will follow in the Glen Rest Memorial Estates, Reynoldsburg.
Bill died early Monday, August 5, 2019, in Newark following an extended illness. He was born in Lancaster, on September 24, 1944, the son of the late Edgar Howard “Doc” and Frances Rose (Grills) Wright. Bill was a member of the Class of 1962 at Lakewood High School. He served honorably in the US Navy during the Vietnam Era, and was retired from D.B. Roberts Manufacturing.
He was an active member of the Hebron Christian Church and was Post Treasurer for the Hebron Post #285 of the American Legion. Bill represented the community for years on the Village of Hebron Planning and Zoning Board.
He enjoyed golfing, family times and travel. He also had served as caregiver for his wife for the last several years.
He is survived by his loving family: wife Judy, (Crook) whom he married on June 30, 1970; children, Bill (Tina) Wright of Newark and Andrea (Jeff) Bradley of Thornville; sister, Maureen Skidmore of Nokomis, Fl; special honorary daughter, Emmie (Peter) Verhulst of The Netherlands; grandchildren, Patricia and Jessica Wright, Thomas (Cayla) Bradley and Daniel (Kendale) Bradley; great grandchildren, Bailey, Kyleigh, Rowan, Ashton and Ayven; and many nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday, August 7, 2019, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home, 285 E Main Street in Kirkersville.
The family prefers that memorials be directed to the Foundation for Hospice of Central Ohio, P.O. Box 430, Newark, Ohio 43058.