Guy “Gordon” Wright
October 18, 1937 – July 28, 2021
Guy “Gordon” Wright, of Lexington, died July 28, 2021. He was born on October 18, 1937, in St. Louis to Guy Lamar and Ethel Virginia (Burnett) Wright. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Beverly, and Barbara Allen; in-laws, Maurice and Helen Rodekohr, a brother-in-law, Maurice “Moose” Rodekohr and a sister-in-law, Sharon Rodekohr.
Gordon graduated from Lexington High School and began a 40-year career as a heavy equipment operator. He was a member of the Operating Engineers Local Union 101. He married Carolyn “Jeanene” Rodekohr on Jan. 6, 1955. Gordon was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Lexington. He enjoyed working on cars, woodworking, fishing … and joking with most anyone he met.
He is survived by his wife, Jeanene; his sister, Brenda Wright; sisters-in-law, Shirley Rodekohr and Joyce (Charlie) Emerson; five children: Marsha (Sparky) Sharp, Mark (Carrie) Wright, Peggy (Brian) Oswalt, LeeAnn Wright, and Melissa (Nancy) Wright; 6 grandchildren: Brandon (Lee) Sharp, Carissa (Matt) Seek, Nathan Sharp, Dustin (Andelyn) Wright, Dylan (Amanda) Oswalt, and Derek Wright; 12 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
The family request masks to be worn at all times.
Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m., Wednesday, August 4, 2021, at Grace Lutheran Church, 806 S. Bus. Hwy 13, Lexington, MO, 64067. A memorial service will follow at 11 a.m. and burial immediately following. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Grace Lutheran Church, the American Heart Association, or the American Diabetes Association. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Walker-Nadler-Fuller Funeral Home, 1720 S. St., Lexington, MO, 64067, 660-259-2245.