John Arthur Wright, Jr.
John Arthur Wright, Jr., 57, died Thursday, March 10, 2016 at 10:10 pm, at home, surrounded by his family. He was born April 12, 1958, to John Arthur Wright, Sr. and Rita Disco Wright. He married Kathleen “Kathie” Richards on May 10, 1986, and she survives.
Also surviving are his two children: Adam (Ashley) Wright of Granite City, Chrissy Wright of Springfield, two grandchildren: Nolan and August Wright; sister, Cathy (Bob) Kretschmeyer of Idaho, and brother Don (Jackie Estes) Wright of Springfield, and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents.
John was a resident of Springfield all his life. He worked as an auto body technician for Gietl Brothers for 28 years. He was a member of the Ercoupe Owners Club, Gold Wing Road Riders, an avid aviator and known world-wide for restoring Ercoupes.
Visitation: 4-7 pm, Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at Staab Funeral Home.
Funeral Service: 11 am, Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at Staab Funeral Home with Pastor Ed Ingram officiating. Burial will follow at Old Salem Cemetery.