Bobby Lee Wright, age 90, and Alice May Wright, age 90, of Quincy, died within hours of each other on Friday, January 10, 2020, in Sunset Home. Bobby passed away unexpectedly Friday morning and Alice followed him exactly nine hours later. Theirs was a true love story till the end.
Alice was born February 8, 1929 in Seehorn, Illinois, the daughter of George and Anna Rowsey Blivens. Bobby was born September 2, 1929 in Kellerville, Illinois, the son of Cecil and Ila DeJaynes Wright. Alice and Bobby were married In Camp Point, Illinois. They were married for over 51 years.
In her younger years, Alice worked at the OK Corral and at Ideal Lunch in downtown Quincy. Bobby served in the U.S. Army, and then was employed for 41 years at Gardner-Denver. He was a member of American Legion Post 37 and loved blackberry and mushroom hunting as well as bird watching. Alice was an avid coin collector.
Alice and Bobby were lifelong members of the Salvation army where Alice was a member of the Home League. They enjoyed old bottle hunting, trips to Branson and long drives on country roads.
Survivors include: seven children, Tammy (Ralph) Bradshaw, Linn Wright, and Debbie Bradley, all of Quincy, Linda (David) Bence of Fowler, IL, Susan Simpson of Marblehead, IL, Steve (Kathy) Wright of Quincy, and Mark (Lynn) Wright of Manchester, MO; 19 grandchildren, 34 great grandchildren, , 4 great great grandchildren.
In addition to their parents, Alice was preceded in death by a daughter, Pam Hedrick, five sisters and four brothers. Bobby was preceded in death by an infant daughter, a brother and two sisters.
Services: Saturday February 1, 2020, at 11:00 am in the Salvation Army Kroc Church Worship Center, with Major Andrew Miller, Jr., officiating.
Visitation: Saturday, February 1, 2020, at 10:00 am, in the Salvation Army Kroc Church Worship Center.
Inurnment: Inurnment will be in Greenmount Cemetery with full Military Rights by American Legion Post #37.
Hansen-Spear Funeral Directors are in charge of the arrangements.
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