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Gregory Donald Wright

September 10, 1952 — February 4, 2024

Hubbard Lake

Mr. Gregory Donald Wright, 71 of Hubbard Lake, Michigan died suddenly on February 4, 2024 at his home. He was born on September 10, 1952 in Flint, Michigan to Donald and Betty (Powell) Wright. Greg worked in law enforcement following in the footsteps of his family with a combined 100 years of working in law enforcement. He was very proud of that achievement. He worked for the Montmorency County Sheriff’s Department, Negaunee Police Department, and Custer County Sheriff’s Department in Idaho from the years 1978-2011. He also worked as the firearms instructor for each of those departments. Prior to his work in law enforcement, he worked at Fletcher Paper Company and cut trees with Rick and Lem Cordes, a job he thoroughly enjoyed. Greg owned his own firing range and enjoyed reloading and shooting his guns. He loved wildlife and the animals they owned including horses, mini horses, donkeys, and two pet cows. He was an extremely social man and would talk on the phone every day with friends. Above everything, Greg valued the time that he spent with his family. He is and will be deeply missed.

 Greg is survived by his loving wife, Shannon Wright of Hubbard Lake; children, Amanda (Bradley) Thomson of Lachine, John (Lindsey) Wright of Marquette, Matthew Wright of Alpena, Nicole Wright of Norway; grandchildren, Dillon, Lucas, Isaac, Maddy, Avery, Reid, Carson, Jack, and Darien; mother, Betty Wright of Hillman; and brother, Curtis (Mel) Wright of Minneapolis, Minnesota. He was preceded in death by his father, Donald.

 Funeral services for Mr. Wright will take place at 11:00 AM on Thursday, February 8, 2024 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Royston; Pastor Jason Mandley officiating. Visitation will take place on Wednesday, February 7, 2024 from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM at the church and again on Thursday from 10:00 AM until time of service. Gregory will be laid to rest at Hillman Rust Township Cemetery in the Spring. In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested in memory of Gregory to the Hillman VFW, 441 State St, Hillman, Michigan 49709 or the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8516. 

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Wednesday, February 7, 2024

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

St. John's Lutheran Church

22000 Co Rd 452, Hillman, MI 49746

Visitation begins at 5:00 PM and ends at 7:00 PM.

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Funeral Service

Thursday, February 8, 2024

10:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

St. John's Lutheran Church

22000 Co Rd 452, Hillman, MI 49746

Visitation begins at 10:00 AM with service beginning at 11:00 AM followed by a luncheon.

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