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Richard Lee Wright, age 76, of Ionia, passed away late Thursday evening, August 9, 2018 at Spectrum Health-Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids. The son of Marion C. and Myrtie S. (Dyer) Wright, he was born on August 13, 1941 in Lansing. 

Richard was a skilled painter and worked in the auto body repair business for many years. 

He was preceded in death by his parents;  a step-mother, Bernice Wright;  two sisters, Louise Lafferty and Iva Howell;  and a brother, Gary Wright.

Surviving are his daughters, Ruth & Dennis Jankowiak of Ionia, and Connie Whitney of Wyoming; two sisters, Judy & Lester Ottinger, and Bonnie Wright;  three brothers:  John & Janet Wright, Michael & Patricia Wright, and LeRoy & Becky Wright;  five grandchildren;  nine great-grandchildren;  and several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to celebrate Richard's life from 4-8 p.m. next  Saturday, August 25, 2018 at his daughter's home at 3230 Nickleplate Road, Ionia.  Honoring his wishes, cremation has taken place.  

To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Richard’s online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit:  www.ChristiansenCares.com   Arrangements were entrusted to Christiansen Cremation & Funeral Care, Greenville.

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  1. Alissa wilburn on August 14, 2018 at 12:00 am


  2. Billie Strouse on August 14, 2018 at 12:00 am

    We love and miss you dearly!-áG¥ñn+Å



  3. Nichole Yahr on August 16, 2018 at 12:00 am

    We love you grandpa Always and forever will we miss you dearly Forever will be remembered -á



  4. Don Plath El Cajon, Ca. on August 16, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Wright family, sorry for your loss…I remember Richard from my Jack’s Automotive days 1966-1986 when he was working next door at Vito’s…



  5. Nichole Yahr on September 21, 2018 at 12:00 am

    God it’s been over a month since now I’m still missing youi wish you were here Addy is getting so big But I know your watching over us and I am happy about it We miss u dearly-á



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