William A. Wright

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William A. Wright

March 05, 1952 - August 04, 2018

William Alan Wright was born March 5, 1952 in Traverse City to Alan and Rita Ockert Wright. As local festival fireworks illuminated the sky on Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018, he passed from this world to find his place in heaven after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 66 years old.
He graduated from Kingsley High School and received advanced degrees from Central Michigan and Eastern Michigan Universities.
The majority of his career was in public finance in the educational setting and consulting. He served as assistant superintendent for finance and administrative services at Lenawee Intermediate School District, several public school finance directors and as a consultant for Plante Moran.
In retirement he became an avid cyclist, upland bird hunter, fly fisherman and enjoyed an occasional round of golf. Futures trading added to his cerebral interests.
William "Bill" leaves his wife, Marcia; a son, Aaron, of Ann Arbor; two stepchildren, Zachary Compton, of Chicago, Illinois, and Jennifer Compton, of Adrian; his mother, Rita Wright, of Kingsley; a sister, Carolyn (James) Kik, of Honor; and two brothers, Samuel (Cathy) Wright, of Caledonia, and Thomas (Robine) Wright, of Springfield, Ohio; along with many nieces and nephews.
His father preceded him in death.
Cremation has taken place. A visitation will be on Friday, Aug. 10, from 2 to 7 p.m., at the Wagley Funeral Home in Adrian. A Catholic prayer service will take place at 6:30 p.m. Funeral services are Saturday at 11 a.m. at First United Methodist Church in Adrian. The family will greet guests at the church one hour prior to the service.
Memorial contributions may be given to two organizations Bill admired and supported: Trout Unlimited and The Daily Bread of Lenawee or Adrian First United Methodist Church.
Online condolences and memories may be shared at www.wagleyfuneralhomes.com.
Published on August 9, 2018
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Jan Cleland
Aug 11, 2018
I am so sad to not be at the service with Aunt Rita, Bill's wife and family. I will miss Bill...and I will miss that smile captured so perfectly in his photo. He was the cousin I could easily share those cousin giggles with... I know, in the past years when I saw Bill, I saw a man so happy with his life and so loved by his family. I will miss him so much.
My first year at CMU... I had a surprise visitor at my dorm... it was Bill and his friend Willy. Again more giggles... "Bill and Willy."
Then... about 3 years after that meeting, I started teaching at Mesick Consolidated Schools... and guess who I met again... Willy... my now third grade teaching partner, Paul Williams...."Willy". Another
...reason for Bill and I to share a good giggle. What were the chances of that happening!!!
I will pray for Bill and the whole family... just as Grandma Ockert would do for her loved ones.
God bless all... I wish I was with you now. 11:00 a.m. August 11, 2018
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