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C.J. Wright

Jul 25, 2017

C.J. Wright, 69, of Mt. Pleasant, died Friday, July 21, 2017 at his residence.

A funeral service for Wright will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, July 28, at Kimzey Funeral Home, 213 North Main Street, Mt. Pleasant. The Rev. Paul Miller, Pastor of Bible Missionary Church of Mt. Pleasant, will officiate. Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Mt. Pleasant. Friends may call from 12 noon to 9:00 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home. The family will be present to receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday evening.

Those considering an expression of sympathy may direct memorials to the Bible Missionary Church. Online condolences may be directed to

Wright was born August 11, 1947 in Peoria, Ill. He was the son of Dale Elwood and Alene (Draper) Wright.

C.J. worked at different factories and also in small engine repair shops. For the second half of his working career, C.J. became a chef and worked at various restaurants. Cooking was not only an occupation but also a hobby that he loved. C.J. also had a fondness for his "big toys", referring to his tractors, cars and other various outdoor vehicles. He was a member of the Bible Missionary Church.

Survivors include two children - Samantha (Nick) Ferch and Jamie Wright, all of Mt. Pleasant; and four grandsons - Owen, Stewie, Wyatt and Alex Ferch, all of Mt. Pleasant.

His parents, two sons in infancy and a beloved aunt, Annis Draper, precede C.J. in death.

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