Monday, June 11, 2012

Robert Thomas Wright

Robert T. Wright, 86, entered into eternal life on Monday, June 11, 2012.

Robert lived a very long and eventful life. He was born in West Allis to the late Choffner Bluford and Rosa May (nee: Moore) Wright on June 10, 1926. He was raised in Little Rock, AR, by his aunties after the passing of his mother.

Robert proudly served in the United States Air Force in 1943 during World War II and then resided in Illinois for many years. He moved back to Wisconsin (Racine) in 1972. In Racine, Robert was united in marriage to Dorothy L. Tillman on June 9, 2001.

Robert was employed by Motorola in Chicago, IL, and the Department of Industry, Labor and Human Relations in Racine, which he retired from in 1986. Robert truly enjoyed hunting, golf and gardening and he always had a good sense of humor. Robert was also an intelligent and insightful man; his wealth of knowledge made him a walking encyclopedia! Because of these unforgettable traits, Robert always had a great story to tell!

Robert will be dearly missed by his wife, Dorothy; former wife and friend, Patricia; children/stepchildren, Roberta Perez (Willie Bolton), Rob Bradford-Wright Jr., Nakyshia (Oligario) Lazarre, Giovanni (Kimmy Robinson) Washington-Wright, Bryan Kirnbauer, Theresa Mears, Pamela Vaughn, Crystal Patterson; grandchildren, Shane, Sarah, Kientre’, Kelly, Chris, Audrey, Storm and Vicente; sister, Stella Irwin; special friends, Irene Melton and Eric Zimdars; nieces, nephews, many numerous step-grandchildren and many who called him “Grandpa” or “Pops.” Robert was preceded in death by his former wife, Sherrye Louise, one son, Darrell Kirnbauer; and his aunts, Edna and Tante’ Moore.

A memorial celebration will be held at the First Church of God, 1650 Lathrop Ave., on Monday, June 18, 2012, at 10 a.m. with Pastor Ryan Reed officiating. Relatives and friends may meet with the family from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. service time. Memorials in Robert's honor may be made to Pulmonary Care at Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare – All Saints.

 “The Robert T. Wright family would like to express a sincere thank you to all caregivers at Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare – All Saints, especially Dr. Steven Johnson and also the medical team at Allay Home & Hospice.”

Wilson Funeral Home
1212 Lathrop Ave., Racine   262-634-3361

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