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Benny "Ben" Ray Wright

August 14, 1936 — June 2, 2023

Benny "Ben" Ray Wright

Benny Ray Wright "Ben" age 86, of De Soto, Missouri, passed away on June 02, 2023, at his home.

He was born on August 14, 1936, in St Louis to his parents, the late John and Katherine Wright.

Ben and his wife Glenda of 64 years were married on September 18, 1958, in Waterloo, Il.

He was a retired St. Louis City Firefighter with over 25 years of service. He earned a commendation of Firefighter of the year for his heroic act of saving the lives of several children in a working structure fire. He was a longtime Bishop of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Hillsboro, Missouri. Ben and his wife enjoyed traveling. He was avid with construction of any type.

 

He is survived by:

 

Wife-Glenda Wright (nee Ward), of De Soto, Missouri

Daughter-Lorna (Charles) Sebastian, of De Soto, Missouri

Grandchildren -Katy, Jonathan, Faith, Anna, Mary, Mariah.

Great Grandchildren -Ava, Raegan, Benny, Noah, Elizabeth, Ethan.

 

Preceded in death by:

 

Son-Kurt Wright

Father-John Wright

Mother-Katherine Wright

 

Visitation: Thursday June 8, 2023, from 9:00am to 11:00am at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Hillsboro, Missouri.

 

Funeral Service: Thursday June 8, 2023, from 11:00am to 12:00am at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Hillsboro, Missouri.

 

Burial: Jefferson Barrack's National Cemetery, St. Louis, Missouri.

 

Memorials to: BackStoppers.

 

 

 

 

 

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Past Services

Visitation

Thursday, June 8, 2023

9:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

10851 Business 21, Hillsboro, MO 63050

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Funeral Service

Thursday, June 8, 2023

11:00am - 12:45 pm (Central time)

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

10851 Business 21, Hillsboro, MO 63050

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Burial

Thursday, June 8, 2023

1:30 - 1:45 pm (Central time)

Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery

2900 Sheridan Road, Saint Louis, MO 63125

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