---- — Timothy Owen “Tim” Wright, 64, of Oakwood, passed from this life at 12:55 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.
He was born on Sept. 15, 1949, in Chicago, the son on Thomas Owen and Mary Agnus (Henson) Wright.
He will be deeply missed by one son, Thomas (Allyson) Wright; one daughter, Jennifer (Terry) Townley; one daughter-in-law, Vickie Wright; eight grandchildren, Kayla, Ryan, Breana, Michael, Noah, Lukas, Elijah and Liberty; and one great-grandchild, Lylah. Also surviving him are his siblings, Ed Wright, Dave (Vicky) Wright, Julie (Larry) Hall, Jerry (Terri) Wright, Bob (Brenda) Wright, Don (Ellen) Wright, John (Wendy) Wright and Jim (Shari) Wright, and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Jayne Wolfe; and a son, Timothy Clyde Wright.
Tim was a loyal worker for Champaign Local 149 as a pipefitter for 39 years. He loved watching motocross, stockcar racing and radio-controlled cars. He was an avid sports fan and especially loved NASCAR.
A celebration of life memorial service for Tim will begin at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, at Sunset’s Oakwood Chapel. A time to visit and share memories with Tim’s family will be 4-7 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.
Memorials can be made in Tim’s name to Lifeline Connect, P.O. Box 3332, Urbana, IL 61803. Please join Tim’s family in sharing photos, videos and memories of him through his tribute wall at www.sunsetfuneralhome.com.