OBITUARY

William Wright

23 January, 19394 May, 2021
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William “Bill” Wright, 82, of Rockford, passed away Tuesday May 4, 2021 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was the son of the late Thomas and Bernice Wright. Bill was a life-long resident of Rockford IL. After graduating from East High School Bill was employed by Sjostrom, where he worked for a number of years alongside his father. He served our country in the US Army. He joined the Rockford Fire Department in 1964 and retired after 26 years of service in 1991. For many years he owned and operated “Bill’s Frame Shop” in Loves Park IL. He was married to the love of his life Margie for 49 years. He was an extremely devoted father and husband. Bill is survived by his children: daughter, Pamela Fetters, sons, Michael (Daniel Ford) Robert (Susan Schneider) granddaughters Nicole Fetters-Murphy (Mark) Brandice Fetters (Jay Sanders); great grandchildren, Jacob (Nicci) Savannah, Gabrielle and Alexis, and great-great grandchildren Sammi and Lizzi, sister, Carye Mae (Leroy) Bessert, many nieces and nephews, and lifelong friends Gary and Marilyn Johnson. Predeceased by his wife, Margie, parents, and sister, Gayle (Duwayne) LaFontain. Our family is thankful for the attentive care and support received from his home caregivers. A funeral service for Bill will be Monday May 10 at 2:00pm at Sunset Funeral Home, located at 8800 N. Alpine Rd. Machesney Park IL 61115. A limited walk through visitation will be held at 1:00pm until the time of service. Burial at Sunset Memorial Gardens. The family asks, in lieu of flowers donations in memory of Bill made to the Alzheimers Association.

Services

  • Limited Walk Through Visitation

    Monday, 10 May , 2021

  • Funeral

    Monday, 10 May , 2021

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Vickie Byrd

10 May 2021

Bill (dad) so glad I was able to come over and spend a little time with you before you left this earth. Ever since I was gifted with being able to meet you and your wife it's never been anything but open arms and respect. Gonna miss our conversations at Johns pizza and helping you find your way back to the seat. Was never a time that I didn't ask about you when talking to Rob. You will be missed it was a pleasure getting to know such a wonderful man. Rest easy dad til we meet again. ❤️❤️❤️

Frank Carmona

8 May 2021

So sorry, in my thoughts and prayers, he will be greatly missed.

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