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Obituary for Mr. Lonnie K. Wright
Mr. Lonnie K. Wright, 72, of Barry, Illinois, passed away at 12:00 p.m. Sunday, June 30, 2013, at the Barry Community Care Center in Barry. He was born April 13, 1941 in Quincy, Illinois, to Alva E. & Fannie M. (Kincade) Wright. They preceded him in death. He married Anita G. Oitker on June 28, 1964, in Barry. She preceded him in death on August 31, 2010. He is survived by 3 daughters - Lonnita Gayle & her husband Mark Hoskins of Barry, Illinois; Sherry Kaye & her husband Mike Hively of Barry, Illinois; and Kimberly Jo Anne & her husband Bryan Ash of Barry, Illinois. He is also survived by 9 grandchildren: Alex Hoskins of Rantoul, Ill.; Derek Hoskins, of Barry; Erica Hoskins of Barry; Shawna & husband Jeff Sell of Texas; Lucas Hively of Barry; Carlee Joe Hively of Barry; Paige Malone of Barry; Lonita Ash of Barry; and Denver Ash of Barry; 1 great grandchild, Morgan Sell of Texas; and 1 sister, Mary Gramke of Quincy. He was preceded in death by his wife, 1 son Trent, 3 brothers, Alfred, Alva,& Gary and 7 sisters, Fannie Scott, Dorothy Anderson, Rosalie Wright, Leola Gallagher, Leila Gully, Marjorie Wright and Rachael Wright. Lonnie served in the U.S. Army 142nd M.P. Company in Germany from 1959-1962. After the army he married Anita then graduated from Barber school and cut hair from 1965 until 2012. He was Barry Township supervisor for 13 years and a past member of the Lions Club. In his spare time he enjoyed golf and deer, duck and rabbit hunting. He was a member of Quails Unlimited & Ducks Unlimited. He was active in Barry Little League baseball and a member of the Barry First Baptist Church. Lonnie was a well known fixture in local coffee shops. Visitation will be from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 2, 2013, at the Kirgan Funeral Home in Barry. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 3, 2013, at the Kirgan Funeral Home in Barry. Burial will be in Akers Chapel Cemetery, Hull, Illinois. Memorials are suggested to the Western Youth Recreation Association (Little League).