Wilbur Wright

May 4, 2011

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Visitation:
202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 5/6/2011 14:00:00

Visitation 2:
5/4/2011 15:00:00

Service:
202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 5/7/2011 24:00:00

Wilbur Wright, age 65, of Willard, Ohio passed away Wednesday, May 4, 2011 at the Willard Mercy Hospital in Willard, Ohio. He was born March 12, 1946 in Willard, Ohio to the late Elic and Roxey (Shepherd) Wright. He retired from MAPA in Willard where he was a union president. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and most of all spending time with his granddaughters.
He is survived by his wife Peggy (Collins) Wright, whom he married December 24, 1966; 3 sons, Keith (Angie) Wright of Willard, Michael (Shari) Wright of Willard and Justin (Marian) Wright of Fairview Park, Ohio; 3 granddaughters, Heather, Jordan and Cheyenne; brother, Henry Wright of Plymouth and sister, Irene Crouse of Willard; numerous nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents; seven brothers, Melvin Malcolm, Mitchel, Milford, Orville,George and James Wright; sister, Maxine Reed; brother-in-law and best friend, Bob Cole.
Visitation will be Friday, May 6, 2011 from 2-4 and 6-8 P.M. at the Secor Funeral Home in Willard, Ohio, where the funeral service will be Saturday at 12:00 Noon, with Pastor Greg Griffith officiating. Burial will be at the Maple Grove Cemetery in New Haven, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.secorfuneralhomes.com

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Cheryl (Henry) Fink - May 9, 2011

Dear Peggy and family, I am so sorry to learn of your loss of Wilbur. I worked with him many years ago as secretary of the URW so my name may not be familiar. I have thought of you both many times when I have not seen you at Meijers for a long time. Being in Ontario I do not hear the Willard news soon enough. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the whole family.
Wilbur was a good union man and worked hard to get the best for all his people. He was a good man. He will be remembered by many for a long time.

Michelle Shirley - May 8, 2011

Justin~My thoughts are with you and your family.

Alisha Stephens - May 7, 2011

My deepest sympathy goes out to Keith,Angie, and the entire Wright family.. Our prayers are with all of you during the loss of your love one..May God be with you..Alisha,Gus,and Shyann

Barb Cole-Strine and Family - May 6, 2011

So sorry to hear about Uncle Wilbur…. Everyone is saddened by your lost. We have a lot of great memories to cherish. Time really does heal and there will not be a day that goes by that you wont be thinking about him and missing him. You’re in our thoughts and prayers. Just thinking of him being with GOD and seeing my daddy and his best friend makes me smile:-) love you Aunt Peg, Keith, Mike, Justin and family.dR

Fleure Family - May 6, 2011

Our deepest sympathy and heartfelt condolences to the Wright family. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you in this sorrowful-difficult time. Thank-you Wilbur for being a great people leader for Local 804. Your committment to social and econmic justice improved working conditions and protected worker’s rights for many co-workers. You identified workers as a valued resource not as a commodity. You negotiated several contracts that contained living wages,vacations,healthcare insurance, and a voice in the workplace. Thank-you for your hard work to ensure the people got the best possible labor agreements in Local 804. Few have the courage take a stand to improve lives for workers–but you did Wilbur. Thank you for making a difference and all your hard work to improve lives, because you did. You will be sadly missed. God Bless..

sharon nims - May 6, 2011

Hi Peggy and family, So sorry to hear of Wilburs passing. Hope that he went quitely, and not in a discomfort? Also, hope that he knew the Lord as his Savior and friend? Take comfort that the Lord will be with you through this time of sorrow, and give you the strength to make it through. Sorry I can not attend the funeral, but know that I will be thinking of you and family. Take care, and God Bless! Sharon Nims and Tom

Todd and Nicole Jones - May 5, 2011

To the whole Wright family, we are so sorry for the loss of Wilbur. You are in our hearts and prayers during this time of loss.

Carolyn Howell Ruckman - May 5, 2011

Henry…My condolences to you and your family on the loss of your brother.

Marlene & Steve Johnson - May 5, 2011

Peggy and family, I am so sorry to hear that Wilbur passed away. I know that he had alot of health problems and he isn’t in pain any longer but it is always a sad time when they leave us. We are thinking of you all during this special time.

Joni Polachek - May 5, 2011

So very sorry for your loss. Wilbur was a good guy!

Sue Hill - May 5, 2011

Peg and Family,
I am so sorry to hear of Wilbur’s passing. He certainly was one of the good guys. My prayers and thoughts are with you all.

Rev. S. T. and Betty Adkins - May 5, 2011

Henry and the entire Wright family. So sorry to hear of your loss. Praying that God give you strength through this very difficult time.

Jari McKinney Amburgey - May 5, 2011

Keith & Family…I am sorry for your loss. Your family is in my prayers…May God comfort you in the days ahead.

Peggy and Family - May 4, 2011

Peggy, Keith, Justin and Mike So sorry to hear about Wilbur! Our prayers are with all of you during this tough time.
Rick & Cathy Reed

Reed Family - May 4, 2011

Peggy, Keith, Justin and Mike So sorry to hear about Wilbur! Our prayers are with all of you during this tough time.
Rick & Cathy Reed

Heather Book - May 4, 2011

Mike sorry to hear about the loss of your father. My sympathy to you and your family.

Kathy Lillo Sanchez - May 4, 2011

My dearest Peggy & family, So very sorry to hear of Wilbur’s passing. My thoughts & prayers are with you all during this sad time. GOD be with you all & see ya thru this. Wilbur is finally at peace now walking beside the good LORD. Love to all!

Barb Gerber - May 4, 2011

Keith and Mike,
I am sorry to hear about the loss of your dad. You have my deepest sympathy.I will keep you both in my thoughts and prayers.