Bob Wright, 78

Robert R. Wright, 78, of Florida, formerly of Shipshewana, Ind., passed away at his daughter’s home surrounded by family on July 3, 2013 following a lengthy illness. He was born in Three Rivers on Oct. 29, 1934 the son of Robert V. and Glada (Bean) Wright.

Mr. Wright grew up in Nottawa and attended Three Rivers High School. On Dec. 9, 1958 he was united in marriage to Fern Smith in Galion, Ohio. Bob retired from the Indiana State Highway Department. He later owned and operated “The Wrights Construction and Tree Business” in Shipshewana, Ind. for many years until retiring and moving to Florida in 1986.

Bob loved living in the sunshine state and spending time with his family, watching NASCAR and listening to country music.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents, sisters, Rosie Breece and Ruth Stokes; brother, Charles Wright.

He leaves to cherish his loving memory wife, Fern (Smith) Wright of Florida; son, Bobby Wright of Debary, Fla.; daughter, Robin Carpenter of Three Rivers; brother, Carl Wright of Bristol, Ind.; several nieces and nephews.

Per Mr. Wright’s request cremation has taken place and private family services will be held on July 8.

Arrangements handled by Hohner Funeral Home with online condolences left at

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