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David W. Wright

July 31, 1950 April 28, 2010
David W. Wright
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PEORIA-David W. “Duke” Wright, 59, of Peoria, passed away at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 28, 2010 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center. He was born on July 31, 1950 in East Prairie, MO to John and Ethel Venson Wright. He first married Judith Schrader. He later married Kathy Brown. David is survived by three sons, David Jr. (Monica) Wright, Dustin Wright and Russell Wright all of Peoria; four grandchildren; one sister, Marilyn Donley of East Peoria; two brothers, Jerry (Barbara) Wright of Morton and Darrell Wright of Peoria; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents. He worked for Caterpillar, Inc. for 33 years, retiring in 2006. David was a Vietnam War Marine veteran. Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, May 3, 2010 at Wright & Salmon Mortuary with Pastor James Lillie officiating. Visitation will be from 4-6 p.m. on Sunday and 30 minutes before the services at the mortuary. Burial will be in Springdale Cemetery where Military Rites will be accorded. Memorial contributions may be made to American Legion Post #2. Tributes and condolences may be submitted to


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