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Charles Ray Wright, age 68, of Sand Lake, Michigan, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 6, 2022. He was born November 26, 1953, in Grand Rapids, MI, to the late Charles and Donna (Rogers) Wright. Charlie proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. He married the love of his life, Brenda Lee McCalmont in Stanton, MI, on July 8, 1982.

Charlie worked over 31 years as a crane operator at General Motors until he retired in 2006. He enjoyed hunting, target shooting and lighting off fireworks. Charlie was well known on the Fourth of July for his amazing pyrotechnics. He was a fan of Johnny Cash and old westerns. He also loved spending time with his family and a night out at the Tri-County Eagles Club.

Survivors include his wife of almost 40 years, Brenda (McCalmont) Wright; daughter, Tammy Wright, Julie Wright, and Bridget (Jason) Dochod; son, Ben (Jolene) Sullivan; grandchildren, Fiona Sullivan, Grace Dochod, Sophia Dochod, Lily Sullivan, Claire Sullivan, Liam Sullivan, and Minnie Johnson-Wright; siblings, Becky (Nick) Martinez, Bonnie (Tim) Wehler; and aunt, Bernice Hulst.

Charlie was preceded in death by his parents, Charles L Wright and Donna (Rogers) Wright, and grandparents, Charles A Wright and Jessie Wright, and Ray and Vera Rogers.

A celebration of life will be held Sunday, May 15, 2022, from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. with military honors being rendered at 2:30 p.m. at Tri County Eagles 4467, 32 E. Lake Street, Sand Lake, MI 49343.

To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Charlie’s online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit: www.MichiganCremation.com

Cremation arrangements were entrusted to Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Grand Rapids, 616-452-3006, exclusive providers of Veterans Funeral Care.

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  1. Marlene B Andrus on May 12, 2022 at 9:39 am

    So sorry to hear of your loss. From the Andrus’ on the lake.



  2. Susan Miller on May 12, 2022 at 9:06 pm

    Dear Bridget and all,
    So sorry to learn this. You have our sympathy. May your memories be good once.
    Love.
    Uncle Darrell and Aunt Susan



  3. Kris Myslenski on May 13, 2022 at 11:47 pm

    I always loved talking with Charlie at the Eagles. I very much remember his brief chuckle as we talked. Brenda and him are good people and my heart aches for Brenda and his family!! So very sorry for your loss!



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