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William Robert "Bob" Wright

March 15, 1934 — July 30, 2023

Knoxdale

William Robert “Bob” Wright, 89 of Knoxdale, passed away on Sunday, July 30, 2023 at the home of his daughter in Brookville with his family by his side.

He was born March 15, 1934 to William G. and Mary Frances (Ashbaugh) Wright in Anita.

Bob was a peacetime veteran serving in Germany with the United States Army.

He was self-employed, where he owned and operated Wright Logging with his brother Ken for over 25 years. Bob enjoyed being outdoors, hunting, working on his farm, horses, and working on projects in his garage. Most of all Bob loved spending time with his family, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

He is survived by two daughters and a son; Connie F. Gearheart and husband Rod, Brookville, Mary J. Shreckengost and husband Keith, Summerville, William K. “Bill” Wright and wife Jodi, Punxsutawney, grandchildren; Teja Hockinson and fiancé Joe Leavens, Amber Walter, Kissy Shaffer and significant other Cory Hicks,  Sean Walter, and Brandon Cummings and wife Mariah, great-grandchildren; Bailee Hill and husband Cody, Maizee Hockinson, Emmylu Shiock, Kyson Shaffer, Huddsyn Shaffer and Ellie Cummings, great-great grandchildren; Layne Hill and on the way, Gracelynn Hill, two brothers; Kenneth Wright, Knoxdale, and Jim Wright and wife Shelly, Knoxdale, sister-in-law Mary Wright and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Beatrice M. Wright on March 22, 2016, four brothers; two infant and Thomas Wright and Donald Wright, a nephew Kenneth Wright, two nieces; Kathy Clark and Dawn Hale and two sisters-in-law; Gloria Wright and Dorothy Wright.

Friends will be received on Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-8 PM and also on Wednesday from 10:00 AM until the time of service at 11:00 AM at the McCabe Funeral Home Inc., 114 Maple Ave., Punxsutawney, PA 15767 with Pastor Robert Haith officiating. Military Honors will be provided at the funeral home by the Jefferson County Veterans Honor Guard.

Interment will take place at Center Hill Cemetery, Knoxdale.

To share a memory, visit www.mccabewaldronfh.com

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Wednesday, August 2, 2023

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