Jordan “Bud” Wright, 81, of Leroy, Illinois, passed away at 2:59 A.M., Sunday, September 24, 2017 at his home in LeRoy, Illinois surrounded by loved ones.
There will be a visitation from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M., Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, LeRoy, Illinois. A private family service will be held at a later time.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation.
Mr. Wright was born February 5, 1936 in Eckerty, Indiana to Jordan M. and Wyoma Lane Wright Sr. He married Margaret “Virginia” Woodford on December 31, 1955 in New Albany, Indiana. She survives in LeRoy, Illinois.
He is survived by his son, Terry Glen Wright of Bloomington, Illinois; four daughters, Sheila Mae (Arthur) Montgomery of Taswell, Indian, Pamela Sue Cross of LeRoy, Illinois, Sherry Kay (Joe) Mullen of Birdseye, Indiana, and Laurie Ann (Dave) Johnston of Farmer City, Illinois; thirteen grandchildren; twenty great-grandchildren; and his brother, Wendell (Elsie) Wright of Birdseye, Indiana.
He was preceded in death by his parents and nineteen siblings.
Bud was a United States Navy Veteran and served during the Korean Conflict.
He retired from GTE as a Switchman and operated a small engine repair business in LeRoy for many years.