Richard Wright

Richard A. Wright

Friday, May 3rd, 1946 - Tuesday, September 1st, 2020
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Richard Allen Wright, age 74, of Cassopolis, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 1, 2020 in the comfort of his family’s presence. He was born on May 3, 1946 in Elkhart, Indiana to Charles and Laura Jean Wright.

Richard is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Linda L. Wright of Cassopolis; one daughter, Julie (Dan Ianello) of Edwardsburg; two sons, Richard (Kristi) Wright of Asheville, North Carolina and Chris (Kristy) Wright of Niles; twelve grandchildren: Daniel, Allison, Katie, Zoe, Trenton, Adam, Trevor, Annslee, Noah (Gabrielle) Wright of Granger, Indiana, Eva, Lucas and Jordan; three brothers, Max (Kathy) Wright, Charles (Lori) Wright, and Kevin (Becky) Wright all of Cassopolis; one uncle, Howard Wright of Dowagiac; one sister-in-law, Sandra Wright of Vandalia; and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins. Richard was preceded in death by his parents, Charles, Laura Jean, and Margaret; and one brother, Robert Wright.

Richard has played a huge part in the Cassopolis Community over the many years. He was a farmer in his younger days, an active and devoted member and elder at Penn Friends Community Church, a postal carrier for 33 years, a Cass County Courthouse officer for 18 years, and a volunteer fire fighter for Penn Township for over 40 years. While keeping busy in the community Richard also enjoyed hunting, fishing, riding his Harley motorcycle with fellow club members and spending time with his family. Throughout his life, Richard displayed kindness, love, and an unwavering devotion to God.

“Well done, thou good and faithful servant… enter thou into the Joy of thy Lord.” Matthew 25:21

Family and friends will gather Tuesday, September 8, 2020 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in Connelly Chapel Wagner Family Funerals, 202 North Broadway Street, Cassopolis, Michigan.

The family prefers contributions in Richard’s memory to Penn Township Fire Department, 17977 Wood Street, Vandalia, Michigan 49095, or Penn Friends Community Church, 19107 Quaker Street, Cassopolis, Michigan 49031.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Connelly Chapel Wagner Family Funerals, Cassopolis. Please share a memory or a message online:
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    Tuesday, September 8th, 2020 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Tuesday, September 8th, 2020 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Connelly Chapel Wagner Family Funerals
    202 North Broadway Street
    Cassopolis, Michigan 49031
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Dana Compton

Posted at 04:59pm
Greg and I can say it was truly a blessing to know Richard. It was our privilege to call him a friend. He was one of the kindest men we have ever met. He would give you the shirt off his back without hesitation. He never wanted fanfare, gratitude or recognition. If they could have a picture with the word humble in the dictionary - it would be of Richard. He was a fantastic, caring and loving husband to Linda. He had devotion to his family and love that would never end. So sad that we have lost such a great man. It hurts those left behind when God takes the best ones home to be with Him. Our loss is Heaven's gain. Till we meet again in our eternal home - Love Greg, Dana, Bruce, Brendan and Shelby Compton

Casey Uminn

Posted at 04:02pm
You will be greatly missed, but we know you are at rest and with your lord in heaven. Linda you will be in our thoughts and prayers
Much love
The Uminns

Dan French

Posted at 02:18pm
I'm so sorry for your loss. Richard was our mail carrier when I lived at 110 N. O'Keefe St. Decades later, I'd see him at the Law & Courts Building and always enjoyed visiting with him when he wasn't busy. He was a good man. My regards and condolences to Chris, Richie, and all of his family and friends.

Mary Parmley

Posted at 12:24pm
So sorry to hear of Richard's passing. Worked with him at the Law and Courts Building. He was always so polite and helpful to both staff and visitors. He would always be updating us on his grandchildren and his motorcycle adventures. It was so very apparent that he loved his wife and family so very much. Rest in Peace Richard.

David L. Bradford

Posted at 07:48pm
How sad I feel right now. I first met Richard at the beginning of 7th grade for me 8th grade for Richard. At Geneva School. Allegheny school sent a few of there upper grades to Geneva. Maybe 5th thru 8th. Richard and I became friends that year.
During the winter he had been home with pneumonia he came back to school. A short time later I invited him to come over and play ping pong the next Saturday. He came to the door as I looked out there was the Farmall in the snowy driveway. There farm was a few miles north of us on Gardes Prairie Rd. We played ping pong and we both allowed my sister to kick our butts, she was a very good player. The next year Richard went off to high school and we moved to Three Rivers. So I didn’t see him for a few years then I was at Osceola Drag strip Richard was racing with a 64 Chevell he won a trophy when he got back to Cass he was driving around waving that trophy. The last time I saw him was at Roberts funeral. We had a great catch up chat.
May he Rest In Peace.
David L. Bradford

Donella Kujawa Posted at 09:44am

I am so saddened by the news of Richard's passing. He was an outstanding gentleman that I was privileged to get to know at the Law and Court's Bldg. He always offered kind and positive greetings. I enjoyed the stories he shared of life experiences, especially as a postal worker as he knew my daughter was the city carrier now. I will miss you, Richard, may you rest in heavenly peace.

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