Ralph Wright

Ralph Dale Wright

Thursday, November 28th, 1935 - Monday, January 28th, 2019
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Ralph "Dale" Wright, 83, Springfield, Mo. passed away Monday, January 28, 2019, in Cox Medical Center, Springfield, Mo. He was born in Dunnegan, Mo. on November 28, 1935, to Carl and Faye (Stovall) Wright. He was a retired mechanic for Ryder Truck Rental Company, a U.S. Army veteran and he attended True Hope Missionary Baptist Church. Dale loved life and enjoyed taking care of his family and was always available to help a friend.
Dale was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife Barbara Sue (Sprague) Wright, three children: Beth Gamble and her husband, Mark, Monty Wright and his wife Janet, and Steve Wright. Five grandchildren: Mike, Ashley, Jacob, Joshua, and Ethan, two great-grandchildren: Michelle and Daniel, and one brother: Rex Wayne Wright.
Funeral services will be at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, January 31, 2019, at Greenlawn Funeral Home North, with burial to follow, in Schofield cemetery, in Polk county. Visitation will be Wednesday evening from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations to True Hope Missionary Baptist Church.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, January 30th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Wednesday, January 30th, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Greenlawn Funeral Home- North Springfield
    3506 N National Ave
    Springfield, Missouri 65803
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Thursday, January 31st, 2019 | 1:00pm
    Thursday, January 31st, 2019 1:00pm
    Greenlawn Funeral Home- North Springfield
    3506 N National Ave
    Springfield, Missouri 65803
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Rev. Dewayne Burdett
  • Interment

    Thursday, January 31st, 2019 |
    Thursday, January 31st, 2019
    Schofield Cemetery
    State Highway EE (S 235th Road)
    Halfway, MO 65663
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Debbie Cline

Posted at 11:34am
Monte, Steve, Bethanie and families, our thoughts are with you today and days following as you adjust to your loss. Dale was such a pleasure to talk to, he always had such a zest for life. He will be missed. Billy and Debbie Cline

Valdon Vire

Posted at 09:43pm
Monty, Bethany and Steve - Condolences to you and families following loss of a caring man. During my speaking with Dale over the years at Vire family reunions and other times I remember that he spoke with pride and a light in his eyes when relating events and updates on each of you. (His fried salmon patties were always a sense of pride and quickly consumed at reunions.) Dale's stories of the challenges - and sometimes frustration - in repair and maintenance on Ryder trucks were always interesting as it seemed some drivers did not appreciate well cared for vehicles as did he. Such care and organization at Ryder as well as at home was "just Dale". Over the past months, though his personal health problems were taking their toll, Dale was working and planning for care of "Barbara Sue" for such time he would no longer be there to do so. Such will forever be my lasting respect and memory of Dale. May God welcome he and say "well done my son". Valdon & Pamela Vire


Posted at 12:30pm
I am sorry for your loss. Continue to let your fond memories of Ralph warm your hearts. May the resurrection hope mentioned at Acts 24:15 comfort you during this difficult time.

Colleague from KY Board of Nursing

Posted at 10:12am
Beth, thoughts and prayers are with You and Your family.

Your friends at ISC

Posted at 08:02am
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
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