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Lester E. Wright

Lester Eugene Wright, 72, died Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, in Haines City, Fla.

Born March 23, 1940, at West Fork, he was the son of the late Ernest Wright and Ann Wright.

He was the retired owner-operator of Laswell Dairy Supply, a former Crawford County councilman and a member of Region 15 planning commission, was a precinct committeeman and served on the Crawford County school board for several years.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Steven E. Wright.

Survivors include his wife of 51 years, the former Ellen Laswell; a brother, Jim Wright of Friendswood, Texas; four children, Missy Stephans of Floyds Knobs, Billy Voyles of Grantsburg, Amy Hill of New Salisbury and Chris Wright of Leavenworth; 14 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Visitation: Thursday, Dec. 20, from 2 to 8 p.m. at Denbo Funeral Home in English and Friday, Dec. 21, from 10 a.m. to noon at Lincoln Hills United Methodist Church at English.

Funeral: Friday, Dec. 21, at 1 p.m. at the church with burial in Poor Farm Cemetery near Curby.

The family suggests memorial gifts to Lincoln Hills UMC in English, Habitat for Humanity or the American Red Cross.

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    December 19, 2012 | 08:01 PM

    My heart grieves with all of the family and friends, and my prayers go out to all. Sad news.

    Joel Laswell
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