Richard L. Wright

July 14, 1938 ‒ June 18, 2014

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Richard L. Wright, age 75, of Mount Vernon, died Wednesday June 18, 2014 at his residence. Richard was born July 14, 1938 in Mount Vernon to John Wright and Dorothy (Taylor) Reese. He was a 1956 graduate of Mount Vernon High School. He had been a member of the United States Army Reserves. Richard had been employed as an independent construction contractor and had been an employee of Mid-Ohio Suzuki-Honda-Yamaha-Kawasaki in Mount Vernon.

Surviving are his children Lisa; Suzette and Lance. He was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter Laura.

Per Richards wishes, there will be no calling hours or services. Private burial will be at Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.

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The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Richard L. Wright.

  • Lance, In the Loss of Your Dad. He was your dad, and he shaped who you are..taught you what hr knew..You’ll always honor him in the way you live your life and in your heart with your lasting memories. Thinking of you in this difficult time, and praying God will continue to give you His comfort, peace, and hope. In Sympathy and Prayer. Your friend Edie Yarman

  • Your dad’s neighbor. We will miss him. If we can be of help please contact us.

  • Dear Lance, Lisa and Suzette,

    I am so very sorry to hear that your dad passed away! Dave just called me today to tell me the sad news!!

    I spent a lot of time with your dad over the years, as you know, and we laughed a lot, traveled a bit, and had great times together and when you all could be with us!
    I love you all and will always think of you (and Laura) and your dad.

    Please accept my sympathy! God bless you always.



  • Hi Lance,

    My sincere condolences. My Dad had also passed recently and I know how you must feel right now. I really enjoyed the short time I spent with your Dad and working on his cars with him. He will be missed.

    Sincere regards,

    Bob Huegel

  • So sorry. Just saw of Dick’s passing. Known Dick for long long time. Will surely be missed. Will keep family in my prayers.

  • Lance..So sorry to hear about your dad. I grew up with him in South Vernon and had a serious crush on him at one time. A great person he was and I’m sure the family will miss him terribly. I met you once through Erica, didn’t know he was your dad then…God Bless

  • Knew Dick very well during school years at Mount Vernon High. The family has my deepest sympathy. He will be missed and remembered by his family and
    many friends.

    God Bless you during this time of deep sorrow.