Robert A. Wright, 89 of Streator passed away Saturday (March 19, 2022) at OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria.
A visitation will be held Friday from 11AM until 1PM at the Winterrowd Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 1 PM at the funeral home. Burial will be in Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery.
Serving as pallbearers will be Russell and Shane Adams, Anne and Byron Grossman, Jerry McMackin, Michael Buchanan and Gary Swital.
Bob was born on February 16, 1933, in Taylorville, IL to Alva and Augusta (Johnson) Wright. He married Norma Emm on April 5, 1969. She preceded him in death on February 5, 2018.
Surviving are daughters, Dawanna (Russell) Adams of Streator and Diane Boyer of Phoenix, AZ, son Robert Wright Jr of Phoenix, AZ, grandchildren, Anne Grossman, Byron Grossman, Shane Adams, Deena Winchester, Debra Lomak-Swann and Stephen Lomak, great-grandchildren, Lyric Robert Grossman, Gracie and Levi Winchester, Lyndsey Swan and Serena Mesa, nieces, Paula (John) Holmlund and Peggy Mayes, great-niece and nephew, Angela Pezdark and Aaron (Michelle) Holmlund.
Bob is preceded in death by his parents, wife Norma, granddaughter Tara Boyer, son-in-law, Larry Boyer, daughter-in-law Lugene Wright, sister Elva Mayes and a nephew Greg Mayes.
Bob attended Taylorville grade school and graduated from Taylorville High School. He served in the US Airforce while stationed in Germany. Bob retired from Thatcher Glass in 1992. He was a member of the Central Church of Christ, Streator Eagles, PNA, Mixed Bowling League and was inducted into the Men’s Bowling Association Hall of Fame in 2014 after each year he awarded the “Bob Who” Award to a deserving bowler.
Memorials may be made in his name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or Wounded Warrior Project.