Michael “Mike” Wright, 54, of Taylorville, passed away on Friday, September 18, 2015 at 5:40 a.m. at his residence in Taylorville. He was born in Springfield, IL, the Son of Maron and Roberta (Lee) Wright. He married Tracey Duer, the love of his life, over 30 years ago on December 15, 1984, in Taylorville, IL. He worked for Central Illinois Asphalt, Jim Stepp Homes and was also the owner of Wright Brothers Garage Door Specialists. Michael was a faithful witness of Jehovah for 39 years. He was a master woodworker and he built numerous homes in the area including his own that he designed with his wife. He loved working for the many customers who needed garage doors and operators. Michael enjoyed everything that he put his hands to. He loved everyone, and everyone loved and appreciated him. Michael fought a courageous battle against colorectal cancer for over seven years. He was an inspiration for all who knew him. He was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Taylorville.

He is survived by his Wife: Tracey; Son: Aaron Wright of Taylorville; Parents Maron and Roberta Wright of Riverton; Sister: Lesa (Harold) Murphy of Indianapolis; Theresa (Allen) Johnson of Taylorville; Cordelia Miller of Springfield; Johanna (Daniel) Kiesow of Taylorville; Brother: Mark (Cathy) Wright of De Land, IL; Chris (Lisa) Wright of Taylorville; Sam (Dawne) Wright of Taylorville. Thirty-five Nieces and Nephews. Twenty-one Great Nieces and Nephews. Numerous Aunts, Uncles and Cousins. He was preceded in death by his Grandparents and his Nephew Benjamin Murphy. 

Visitation will be held on Saturday, October 3, 2015 from 1:30 until the time of the Memorial service at 3:00 p.m. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses 3540 Lincoln Tr. Taylorville, IL 62568with Travis Miller officiating. Private family inurnment will be held at Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville at an earlier date.

Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.

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