Celebrating the life of Richard "Rick" Wright
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Cremation rites will be accorded. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 9, 2021 at Bethel Christian Reformed Church in Fulton, IL, with Rev. Kevin VerHoeven officiating. A memorial visitation will be held from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, October 8th at the Fulton Chapel of the Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home. Memorials to Unity Christian School Building Fund, Bethel Christian Reformed Church, and the Watoto Children’s Choir have been established.
Rick was born April 18, 1943 in Pittsburgh, PA to Harold L. and Margaret Louise (Shaw) Wright. He was a graduate of Mt. Lebanon High School in Mt. Lebanon, PA, and received a Bachelor’s Degree from Sterling College in Sterling KS. On December 21, 1968 he married Barbara Youmans in Fulton. Rick taught social studies at Unity Christian Schools in Fulton, and also German in the New Holland Christian School in South Dakota. He drove a school bus for the Riverbend School District and worked as a supervisor at ADM in Clinton, IA for many years. He also spent many years working as a supervisor at Quantum, and working as a car salesman. He was a member of Bethel Christian Reformed Church in Fulton. Rick loved cars, driving, and model railroading. His favorite job was driving a tour bus for the Watoto Children’s Choir of Uganda.
Survivors include his wife, Barb; three sons, Daniel (Tonya) Wright of Champaign, IL, William (Njeri) Wright of Naples, FL and David (Shannon) Wright of Clinton, IA; six grandchildren, CariLynn Wright, Jacob Wright, Jonas Wright, Bridget Wright, Daphne Wright, and Malcolm Wright; one sister, Amy (John) Miller of Washington, PA; one brother, William (Rue) Wright of Boerne, TX.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two grandchildren, Angelique Wright and Juliana Wright; one sister, Leslie Gregory.
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