VeteranCharles Wright

Charles E. Wright, 74, of Browning died at 1:05 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13, 2006, at St. John's North in Springfield.

He was born Dec. 17, 1931, in Mason County, a son of Theodore Reed and Thorsey Ellen Smith Wright. He married Betty Davis. He later married Delores Randall.

Surviving is one son, Danny Wright of Decatur; three daughters, Marlene Jennings of Divernon, Ellen Vennebush of Louisiana and Vicky Bertok of Springfield; one stepson, Carl Randall of Beardstown; two brothers, Rodney and Theodore Jr., both of Rushville; three sisters, Fay Perry and Donna Smykal, both of Beardstown and Thursa May Edwards of Rushville; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and two step-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Francis and Jack.

He was an Army veteran of the Korean War.

He was a union millwright and carpenter until retiring.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Worthington Funeral Home in Rushville with Rev. Sue Adam officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Browning Cemetery with military rites accorded by Schuyler American Legion Post #4.

Memorials may be made to St. John's Hospital Hospice Program, 800 E. Carpenter St., Springfield, IL 62769; or to Frederick Christian Church.

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Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 2/1/2006