Gary Lynn Wright

Thursday, September 26, 2013
Gary Lynn Wright

Gary Lynn Wright, 66, of Wood River, Ill., died at 7:02 p.m. Sunday, September 15, 2013 at Alton Memorial Hospital ER from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.

He was born October 14, 1946 in Corning, Ark., to the late Harold and Opal (Groves) Wright.

He and Lora Harshbarger were married in 1987 in Rosewood Heights, Ill. She survives.

Gary was a USAF Vietnam veteran and worked at Granite City Steel. He also worked at Olin and retired from there as an electrician. He was a member of the VFW and he and his wife were active motorcyclists and members of the Dream Weavers Motorcycle Club.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by-two sons, Jeff and Jenifer Benner and Billy and Tanya Wright all of Wood River; a daughter, Shelly and Bryan Allman of Piggott, Ark.; six grandchildren, Connor, Duncan and Aiden Benner along with Alicia, Kelsey and Logan Allman; a brother, Randy Wright of Granite City, Ill.; a sister, Phyllis Wright of Victorville, Calif.; mother-in-law, Leta Harshbarger of East Alton and a dear family friend who was like a son, Doug Rensing of Wood River.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Martin Wright.

Visitation was held beginning at 11 a.m., and continued until time of services at 1 p.m. Friday Sept. 20, 2013 at Paynic Home for Funerals. Burial followed at Rose Lawn Memory Gardens with military honors by VFW Post #1308.

Memorials may be made to the Dream Weavers Motorcycle Club.

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