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Ovid W. Wright

LINCOLN, IL - Ovid W. Wright, 82, of Lincoln passed away at 6:40 p.m. on Saturday, July 26, 2014, at Christian Village Nursing Home in Lincoln.

Ovid was born June 14, 1932, in Cerro Gordo, Ill., son of Carlton Jonathan "Doc" and Mary Lamb Wright. He was united in marriage to Wilma Davidson on June 3, 1951, in Cerro Gordo, Ill. She preceded him in death on Oct. 6, 2005.

Ovid is survived by his daughter, Lisa (Jay) Akers of Elkhart; sons: Lonn Wright of Richland Hills, Texas, and Todd (Leslie) Wright of Denton, Texas; sister, Dorothy Brush of Marion, Ill.; grandchildren: Courtney Akers, Ashlyn Wright, Mason Wright, Landon Wright and Morgan Mayer.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Robert Wright; and sister, Elmira Wright.

Ovid proudly served in the U.S. Navy on the USS Prairie as a PN3 from 1952-1955 during the Korean War. He worked for Lehn and Fink and then he worked for the State of Illinois at the Logan Mason Rehab. Ovid was also a member of the Christian Church and American Legion Post # 263.

Services for Ovid will be held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at the Lincoln Christian Congregate Building with Mike Drake officiating. A visitation will be held from 1-3 p.m. on Wednesday at the Congregate Building. Burial will be at 1 p.m. on Thursday, July 31 at Cerro Gordo Cemetery with full military rites being accorded by the Lincoln American Legion Post #263.

Memorials may be made to the Christian Village Congregate Building Activities Fund.

Services were entrusted to Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln.

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Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home
127 South Logan Street
Lincoln, IL 62656
(217) 732-4155
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Published in The Lincoln Courier from July 29 to July 30, 2014
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