Leonard Verle "Hotshot" Wright 71, of Granite City, Illinois passed away on January 2, 2011 at 5:30 p.m. at his residence surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Wright was born on August 28, 1939 in Dewitt, Arkansas a son of the late William & Louise (Clark) Wright. Mr. Wright proudly served his country in the United States Navy and worked for the Teamsters Local 525 in the construction trade and retired in 1997 after 40 years of dedicated service.
He was a lifetime member of the Neighborhood Social Club in Pontoon Beach where he served as treasure for many years, formerly the Venice Social Club he also enjoyed fishing and being with his family. He is survived by his beloved wife of 52 years Carla Joyce (Cook) Wright; daughter Kellie & Grant White of Granite City, Illinois; brother Nyle & (Marilyn Rice) Wright; sisters Janice Minder of Granite City, Illinois & Lois (Michael) Essenpreis of Granite City, Illinois; sister-n-law Gerry (Larry) Ramey of Centrailia, Illinois; grandchildren Zane Francis & Shelby White; many nieces & nephews, extended family and many friends.
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