BARRY, Ill. -- Lonnie K. Wright, 72, of Barry, died at 12:00 p.m. Sunday (June 30, 2013) at the Barry Community Care Center in Barry.
He was born April 13, 1941, in Quincy, to Alva E. and Fannie M. Kincade Wright. They preceded him in death.
He married Anita G. Oitker on June 28, 1964, in Barry. She died on Aug. 31, 2010.
Lonnie served in the U.S. Army 142nd M.P. Company in Germany from 1959-1962. After the Army he married Anita, then graduated from barber school and cut hair from 1965 until 2012.
He was Barry Township supervisor for 13 years and a past member of the Lions Club. In his spare time he enjoyed golf and deer, duck and rabbit hunting. He was a member of Quails Unlimited and Ducks Unlimited. He was active in Barry Little League baseball and a member of the Barry First Baptist Church. Lonnie was a well known fixture in local coffee shops.
He is survived by three daughters, Lonnita Gayle her husband Mark Hoskins of Barry, Sherry Kaye and her husband Mike Hively of Barry, and Kimberly Jo Anne and her husband Bryan Ash of Barry. He is also survived by nine grandchildren, Alex Hoskins of Rantoul, Derek Hoskins, of Barry, Erica Hoskins of Barry, Shawna and husband Jeff Sell of Texas, Lucas Hively of Barry, Carlee Joe Hively of Barry, Paige Malone of Barry, Lonita Ash of Barry, and Denver Ash of Barry; one great-grandchild, Morgan Sell of Texas; and one sister, Mary Gramke of Quincy.
He was preceded in death by his wife; one son, Trent; three brothers, Alfred, Alva and Gary and seven sisters, Fannie Scott, Dorothy Anderson, Rosalie Wright, Leola Gallagher, Leila Gully, Marjorie Wright and Rachael Wright.
SERVICES: 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Kirgan Funeral Home in Barry. Burial will be in Akers Chapel Cemetery near Hull.
VISITATION: 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Kirgan Funeral Home in Barry.
MEMORIALS: Western Youth Recreation Association (Little League).
ARRANGEMENTS: Kirgan Funeral Home, Barry.