Bill Wright

Bill Wright

Bill Wright, 83, of Ware, died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, at his home. 

He was born on November 7, 1935, in Reynoldsville, the son of Wayne Karl “Kate” and Ivory Wilson Wright.

Mr. Wright owned and operated Bill’s Upholstery in Ware for many years. He was a member of the Wolf Lake Methodist Church. He enjoyed riding his bike and was happy anytime a baby was near. 

He is survived by two brothers, Jim Wright of Ware and Richard Wright of Dexter, Mo.; eight sisters Sondra Clover of East Cape Girardeau, Ruth Allen of Dayton, Ohio, Beverly Ellis of Grand Tower, Sharon Smith of Poplar Bluff, Mo., Vicki Wilson of Ware, Debbie Wright of Cobden, Audrey Wright of Ware and Karen Wright of Ware; numerous nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Wayne Karl “Kate” and Ivory Wilson Wright; and two sisters, Barbara Foster and Lois Dickerson.   

Funeral services for Bill Wright were Sunday, Jan. 20, at 1:30 p.m. at Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro, with Bill Littrell officiating. Interment was in the Jonesboro Cemetery.

Memorials can be made to the American Diabetes Association or to the March of Dimes. 

To view the obituary and to leave online condolences for the family, visit

Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro was in charge of arrangements.

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