Robert Lee “Bob” Wright, age 81, of Garrett, passed away on Saturday, September 11, 2021, at the home of his daughter, in Kendallville. Robert was born in Wayland, Kentucky on May 3, 1940, to the late Ralph and Juanita (Wyatt) Wright.
Robert attended and graduated high school in Wayland, Kentucky, as well as graduating from vocational training in heavy equipment operation, in Hazard, Kentucky. He worked in the oil fields of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and retired as an operating engineer, from Liberty Construction, Fort Wayne, Indiana.
On March 24, 1962, Robert married Linda Howard in Clintwood, Virginia. Robert enjoyed watching old westerns on tv, as well as any movie starring, Elvis Presley. He loved listening to all the King’s hits.
Surviving Robert is his daughter, Vickie Wright of Kendallville, his granddaughter, Lacey Conley of New York City, and his caregiver, and former wife, Linda Wright of Kendallville. Bob was also special to many nieces and nephews. He was loved by many and will be greatly missed.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph and Juanita Wright. His paternal grandmother, Belle Crager, whom he was raised by. Also, his brothers, James Wright and Don Wright.
Serving as pall bearers will be Bob’s nephews, Randy Smith, Sr. and Duane Smith; his great-nephews, Randy Smith, Jr. and Ryan Smith; and long- time friends, Richard Mumma and Larry Hurst.
Funeral services will be held at 12 PM on Wednesday, September 15, 2021, at Hite Funeral Home, 403 South Main Street in Kendallville, with calling from 9 AM-12 PM, prior to the service. Burial will take place at Lake View Cemetery. Preferred memorials are to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in memory of Robert “Bob” Wright.
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