March 4, 1923 – November 18, 2019
James H. Wright, 96, of Machesney Park, passed away on November 18, 2019 at Fairhaven Christian Retirement Center. Born March 4, 1923 in Fort Payne Alabama to Omie and Chesley Wright. He married the love of his life, Billie “June” Wright in 1948, and she preceded him in 2010. He retired in 1987 from Atwood Vacuum Machine Company after 33 years. James was an avid Chicago Cubs fan, and avid fisherman.
He is survived by his children; Pamela Peterson, Deborah (John Michael) Crozier and Carol (Joe) Laures; his grandchildren; Diana (Gary) Naser, Patricia Flemons, Stacey O’Brien and Matthew (Sarah) O’Brien, Jaymes (Angie) Crozier, Jonathan (Lucas Alger) Crozier, Nichole (James) Simmons, Jessica Konitski, Ashley Laures; as well as numerous great and great-great grandchildren, whom he loved dearly.
Special thank you to the staff at Fairhaven Christian Retirement Center and Northern IL Hospice for the love and care they provided to James and his family.
He is predeceased by his wife, Billie, and his daughter Theresa Diane Lamb.
A funeral for James is scheduled for Thursday November 21, 2019 at 10am. At Sunset Funeral Home, 8800 N. Alpine Rd. Machesney Park.
Visitation at 9am until time of service.
- Visitation Thursday, November 21, 2019
- Funeral Thursday, November 21, 2019