Charles F. Wright, Sr., 94, of Springfield died at 12:35 am, Thursday, February 28, 2013 at Heritage Health Care. He was born October 19, 1918 in Taylorville, IL to Fred and Matilda Sillyman Wright. He married Frances Lucille Ridgeway on December 22, 1939 and she preceded him in death on October 5, 2006. Also preceding him in death were a daughter, Charlene Wright; daughter-in-law, Pat Wright; one brother and three sisters.
Surviving are two daughters, Nancy (Tom) Boxell and Norma (Larry) Motley; two sons, James (Beth) Wright and Charles Wright, Jr.; sixteen grandchildren; thirty-four great grandchildren; twelve great great grandchildren; sister, Freda Keller; brother Thomas Wright and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Charles was a resident of Springfield since 1965, formerly of Rochester. He was a member of Eastview Baptist Church.
Visitation: 10-11 am Thursday, March 7, 2013 at Staab Funeral Home.
Funeral Service: 11 am, Thursday, March 7, 2013 at Staab Funeral Home with Pastor Bennie Fisher officiating. Burial will follow at Constant Cemetery in Buffalo Hart, IL.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Hospital for Children.
Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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