Leslie W. "Bill" Wright

Leslie W. "Bill" Wright

Leslie W. "Bill" Wright, 91, of Dongola, died at 12:40 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016, at Union County Hospital in Anna. 

He was born on Dec. 15, 1924, in Ava, the son of Waldo and Frieda Wright.

He married Margie Peeler on June 8, 1946.

He was retired from the Jonesboro Quarry. He loved to fish and travel. He and Margie enjoyed their winters in Marathon, Florida. They also completed two round trip Alaskan motorhome excursions. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Dongola.

He is survived by his wife, Margie Wright of Dongola; a daughter, Janie Peterson of Dongola; a son, Les (Barb) Wright of Lick Creek; grandchildren Jeff (Katie) Peterson of Marion, Jody (Cherie) Peterson of Jacksonville, Florida, Travis (Mitzi) Peterson of Las Vegas, Nevada, and Nicole (Jeremy) Roach of Lick Creek; great-grandchildren Taylor Peterson, Valerie Peterson, Alyssa Peterson, Abigail and Josiah Peterson, Owen Peterson, Molly and Maggie Roach; a brother, Robert "Bo" Wright of Anna; nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son-in-law, Tom Peterson; and an infant daughter, Billie Ann.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, at Crain Funeral Home in Dongola, with Travis Peterson officiating. Interment was in the American Legion Cemetery in Dongola.

Memorials can be made to American Legion Cemetery.

To leave online condolences, visit www.crainsonline.com.

Crain Funeral Home in Dongola was in charge of arrangements.


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