Richard E Wright, age 76, of Holdrege, NE passed away Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney, NE.
Richard was born November 21, 1942 in McCook, NE to parents Emmanuel James and Dorthey Fern (Thornley) Wright. Richard grew up in McCook, where he attended and graduated from McCook High School with the Class of 1963.
Following his graduation, Richard enlisted in the United States Navy. He proudly served his country as an airplane mechanic in both Japan and Korea. Richard was honorably discharged on April 9, 1968.
On October 19, 1968, Richard was united in marriage to Rose Ann (Moreau) Wright in McCook. The couple made their home in Stratton, NE and was blessed with two daughters, Tracy and Karrie.
Richard spent his life practicing many different trades; everything from making doughnuts to farming, construction and cleaning offices. He was a member of the Imperial Eagle’s Club. One of Richard’s favorite pastimes was fishing with his grandkids. As a family, they shared a love of the outdoors where Richard especially enjoyed gardening, hunting and camping.
Richard was preceded in death by his parents; and a half sister, Lois Darlene Mitchem.
Those left to celebrate his life include his wife, Rose Ann Wright of Holdrege; two daughters, Tracy Middleton and significant other, Chris Connelly, of Lincoln, NE and Karrie (Travis) Jones of Trenton, NE; two brothers, Albert (Sherry) Wright of Oxford, NE and Kent (Elizabeth) Wright of Huntsville, AL; sister, Belle (Jim) Witt of Boise, ID; as well as four grandchildren, one great grandchild on the way and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members.
In His Name
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