Dennis P. Wright, 65, of Murphysboro, passed away at 11:50 p.m. Saturday, January 12, 2019, at Manor Court of Carbondale.
Dennis was born on January 13, 1953, in Murphysboro, Illinois, to Thomas N. Wright and Ruth A. (Gannon) Wright.
When he was able, he had worked as a custodian in the Murphysboro School District. His loved the old classic cars, especially Mopar muscle cars.
Mr. Wright was a member of St. Andrew Catholic Church in Murphysboro.
Dennis is survived by one brother and sister in law, Thomas M. and Patricia K. Wright of Murphysboro;
two sisters and brother in laws, Julie M. and Albert Gale and Tina R. and Michael Ewbank, all of Murphysboro;
four nieces and two nephews Cameron M. Wright, Jennifer M. Sauerbraun, Kimberly A. Meade, Christopher M. Wright, Erin Camfield, and Ashley Gale;
and several great nieces and great nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one niece LeRae Edwards.
A Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 16, 2019, at St. Andrew Catholic Church, Murphysboro, with Father Gary Gummersheimer officiating and burial at Pleasant Grove Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer memorials to be made to the Shriner's Hospital or St. Jude Children's Hospital.