Obituary: Guy W. Wright

Guy W. Wright, 69, died Sunday, June 12, 2016, at Peabody Health and Rehab in Peabody.

He was born Dec. 7, 1946, in El Dorado to Cecil and Ruth (Parsons) Wright. On July 7, 1990 he married Janis in Maize, and she survives.

Guy was a 1964 graduate of Peabody High School. He was a member of First Church of Christ Newton and attended First Christian Church in Marion. He worked as a quality-control specialist for Excel Industries in Hesston for more than 25 years prior to retirement. He was a lifetime member of the Newton Lodge No. 142 AF&AM, Scottish Rite and Median Shrine. He enjoyed relaxing watching TV.  Guy was an avid hunter and fisherman. He especially enjoyed hunting big game in Wyoming and the western States. He could often be found fishing on Marion Reservoir when he made many friends.  Guy was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend to many.

He is survived by his wife Janis of the home; daughter Jaci Wright of Hesston; sons Guy Wright Jr. of Newton, Mike Rogers of Deland, Fla., Eric Wright of Hesston, Wes Rogers of Mount Hope and David Rogers of El Dorado; 23 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sister Cecilia Giberson of Mountain Home, Idaho; and one Nephew Charles Giberson.

Guy was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, several aunts, uncles, one niece and one nephew.

A memorial service will be at 1 p.m., Thursday, June 16, at First Christian Church in Marion with Pastor Carl Helm presiding. Masonic committal rites will be offered by Newton Lodge No. 142.  Visitation will be 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Petersen Funeral Home in Newton with the family receiving friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in the Sunset Lawn Cemetery in El Dorado, Kansas.

Memorials are suggested to First Christian Church of Marion or Kansas Masonic Foundation in care of Petersen Funeral Home.

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