Clifford C. Wright

June 15, 1939October 16, 2019

Clifford C. Wright, 80, of Bloomington passed away at 1:25 am Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at St Joseph Medical Center. He was born June 15, 1939 in Gridley, IL the son of Bernard and Grace Sublett Wright. He married Frances DeBauche on May 17, 1975. Clifford had earlier married Michelle Frear and they had three children. Clifford is survived by his wife of 44 years; two sons, Richard (Brenda) Wright of Clinton, and Randall Wright of Bloomington; one daughter, Wendi (Michael) Bues of Tennessee; 7 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Marge Schwendy of Bloomington and Diane (Mitch) Mitchell of Carlock. He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, William Wright; two sisters, Nadene Ashley and LaDon Tudor. Clifford was an operating engineer until his retirement in 2002. He was an avid golfer and woodworker. Clifford also enjoyed fishing and archery. Visitation will be Monday, October 21, 2019 from 4:00 to 6:00 pm and one hour prior to services. Funeral services will be 11:00 am Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at East Lawn Funeral Home. Pastor Frank Beasley will officiate. Entombment will be in Hope at East Lawn Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to the VFW Post 454. To view Clifford’s memorial page or to leave an online condolence please go to


  • Bernard Wright, Father
  • Grace Sublett Wright, Mother
  • Frances DeBauche, Wife
  • Michelle Frear, Previous Wife
  • Richard and Brenda Wright, Son
  • Randall Wright, Son
  • Wendi and Michael Bues, Daughter
  • - Seven Grandchildren
  • - Six Great-Grandchildren
  • Marge Schwendy, Sister
  • Diane and Mitch Mitchell, Sister
  • William Wright, Brother
  • Nadene Ashley, Sister
  • LaDon Tudor, Sister
  • - Clifford was preceded in death by his parents, Bernard and Grace; brother, William; sisters, Nadene and LaDon


  • Visitation Monday, October 21, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, October 22, 2019


Clifford C. Wright

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Rick and Brenda Wright

October 19, 2019

3 generations -
Clifford Corbett Wright 80
Richard Corbett Wright 58
Levi Corbett Wright 20

James Stangel

October 18, 2019

We will never forget, while playing golf at Highland on hold #6, where you hit your ball into the small creek. While reaching down to retrieve the ball, you lost your balance and fell headfirst into the creek! Thereafter, Don and I named that creek "The Cliff Wright Memorial Swimming Hole". We will miss you, old buddy. Hope you get a hole-in-one on that course up in heaven!

Kelsey Nichols

October 17, 2019