The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

Obituaries

May 10, 2014

Glenn W. Wright

DANVILLE — Glenn W. Wright, 103, of Danville, passed away Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at Heritage Health Care Center in Hoopeston.

He was born Aug. 21, 1910, in Danville, the son of Walter and Lillian (Gannon) Wright.

He married Rosemary Harkness on Dec. 6, 1932, in Danville. She preceded him in death.

He will be deeply missed by three sons, David (Elaine) Wright of Colorado Springs, Colo., Bill Wright of Danville and Stephen (Brenda) Wright of Greentown, Ind.; one daughter, Kathleen (Sam) Weston of Rossville; grandchildren, John (Angie) Wright, Tom Wright, Susie Williams, Vicki (Roy) Peppers, Tammy (Dan) Bolser, Toni (Mark) Shepherd, Dan (Lynne) Wright, Mark (Sarah) Wright, Jim (Brenda) Weston, Jane (Tim) Parker, Brian Wright and Becky (Paul) Rumbuc; 23 great-grandchildren; 16 great-great grandchildren; and one great-great great grandchild.

Glenn was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Donald Wright; one brother, Paul Wright; three sisters, Virginia Wright, Waneta Reynolds and Louise Wright; and one grandchild, Josh Shepherd.

He was a lifelong member of Second Church of Christ, where he held many positions over the years. Glenn also was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Lions Club and Shriner’s, where he traveled many times to the children’ s hospital. He was a World War II veteran of the United States Navy, serving in the sonar and radar division on the destroyer U.S.S. Whipple.

As a younger man, Glenn held jobs as a clerk and eventually became manager of A&P Grocery Store before joining Prudential Insurance Company, where he worked for 36 years before retiring. He was an avid Cubs fan, loved hunting, golfing, bowling, traveling, family gatherings and growing tomatoes. Everyone called him the “Tomato Man.”

A celebration of Glenn’s life will begin at 2 p.m. Monday, May 12, at Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Danville with Pastor Drew Mentzer officiating. Visitation will be 1-2 p.m. prior to the service. Burial will take place at Sunset Memorial Park.

Memorials can be made in his name to Second Church of Christ building fund. Please join Glenn’s family in sharing photos, videos and memories on his Tribute Wall at www.sunsetfuneralhome.com.

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