John Wright Obituary

John  Wright
John Wright
John Wright

January 9, 1959 - November 7, 2020
Born in Des Moines, Iowa
Resided in Runnells, Iowa
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John Custer Wright, 61, passed away due to Covid Saturday, November 7, 2020, at Mercy Hospital in Des Moines.

John was born January 9, 1959, in Des Moines, IA, to Fred and Margaret (Peggy) (Custer) Wright. He married Donita (Clayton) Wright on February 26, 1994.

John worked as a Stay at Home Dad and a Bus Driver for SE Polk Schools and other schools for 13 years. He enjoyed working with the students.

John loved his girls and his family with all of his heart. He traveled with them for Sheltered Reality, a faith-based drum line group and for all of their volleyball activities. He had a true appreciation for classic cars and could be seen at the Good Guys shows and other car shows wherever they were. He liked to go fishing and spending time skipping rocks as far as he could, even teaching his girls how to skip them. Every year but two of his life, John attended the Iowa State Fair and saw everything he could there.

John played bass guitar in the Praise Team at Crosspoint Family Church and Adventure Life Church. He also could be found playing his guitar and singing at home for his family.

John is survived by his wife, Donita Wright; daughters, Katelyn and Jacklyn Wright of Runnells, IA; and his 2 brothers. He was preceded in death by his mother, Margaret (Peggy) Wright and father, Fred I. Wright.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family.




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3211 Hubbell Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50317