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Gary Wayne Wright

July 25, 1952 — May 2, 2020

CAMBRIA – Gary Wayne Wright, 67, lost his battle with cancer at 11:45 PM, on Saturday, May 2, 2020 at his home in Cambria.

Gary was born July 25, 1952 in Carbondale to Joe and Nellie (Wilson) Wright. He married Lynette (Switzer) on April 6, 1971 in Murphysboro. She survives.

Gary is survived by his loving wife, Lynette; son, Joe and Michelle White of Johnston City; daughter, Laurie Lentz of Cambria; two granddaughters; Kimbra Lentz and David Mendoza of Johnston City and Cheyenne Childers and Tieler Baltzell of Murphysboro; grandson, Garrett Lentz and Teresa Evans of Cambria; five great grandchildren, Alexis, Ellyanna, and Bentley Lentz, Niko Mendoza and Jacob Baltzell. Sister; Janet (Wright) and Danny Walker of Makanda; Brother Larry Wright of Carbondale; sister-in-law, Sandy Wright of Weatherford, TX; and several nieces and nephews.

Gary was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Jerry Wright and a sister, Beverly (Wright) Parum.

In lieu of flowers the family is asking for donations to help with medical bills. These may be sent in care of Meredith Funeral Home.

Private family graveside services will be held at Mt. Hebron Cemetery in Goreville.

Meredith Funeral Home in Carbondale assisted the family with arrangements. To leave a story or memory of Gary visit

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