Robert L. Wright, Jr., 83, of Dixon, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 17, 2021.
Robert was born or November 21, 1937, in Dixon, IL, the eldest son of Robert and Edith (Volz) Wright, Sr. He married Sharon Gilbert on May 11, 1958, at St Paul’s Lutheran Church in Franklin Grove IL. They were married 53 years until her passing on June 11, 2011. He was a family man enjoying church activities, scouts, sports activities with his children and grandchildren.
Bob had a strong work ethic and was employed at Kable News, Dixon Oil and retired from Dixon Web. His love for helping others took him to maintenance at the Nachusa House Apartments and Valet for KSB Hospital. Bob enjoyed mowing and snow plowing for the neighborhood. He could also be found doing projects in his garage.
He is survived by his, son, Thomas (Mary) Wright; daughter, Donna (Dave) Miller; three grandchildren, Kristy Wright, Andrew (Melody) Wright, Luke (Ashlie) Miller; four great-grandchildren, Harper and Holden Wright, Arianna and Meara Miller; two sisters, Mildred “Millie” Potter, Mary Briggs; brother, Keith Wright; many nieces and nephews; and daily companion dog Pierre.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents; son Timmy Wright and step mother, Ella.
Services are private. Burial will be at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Dixon, IL.
In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established.
Arrangements were completed by Preston-Schilling Funeral Home in Dixon.
Condolences may be sent to www.prestonschilling.com.