Jeffrey James Wright, age 32, of Island Lake, died Sunday, August 21, 2016, at his residence. He was born on September 24, 1983 in McHenry to Larry Joe Wright and Charlene Vlink.
He attended Crystal Lake Central High School, graduated from Richmond-Burton Community High School, and went on to attend the Motorcycles Mechanic Institute in Arizona. He was a passionate White Sox and Bulls fan. One of Jeff’s great loves in his lifetime was baseball. He was an awesome pitcher with nerves of steel. He owned a huge collection of baseball cards and played with Crystal Lake little league, Crystal Lake Central and Richmond-Burton baseball teams.
An animal lover, Jeff’s pride and joy were his dogs. He enjoyed the outdoors, spent a lot of time fishing and loved music of all varieties. He could often be found with his family and friends, hanging out and playing cards. He was known as a well-dressed, soft spoken, loving man with an infectious laugh who was gone too soon but will never be forgotten.
Jeffrey is survived by his mother and father; his sisters, Jenny (Dave) Essler and Jolene (Matthew Cott) Wright; five nieces and nephews, David Essler, Neo Schaub, Ashtin Cott, Terrah Cott, and Rylan Cott; his aunts and uncles, Bill (Amy) Vlink, Janet (Danny) Walker, and Gary (Lynette) Wright; and his cousins, Corinna (George) Erdman, Eric Vlink, Doug Vlink, Tammy Futrelli-Wieseman, Joe Wright, and Laurie Wright.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents on both sides, Charles and Dorothy Vlink and Joe and Nellie Mae Wright.
A celebration of Jeff’s life is being planned by the family for a later date.
The cremation rite was accorded privately.
For those wishing to send an expression of condolence, his family suggests donations either to the family for burial expenses or memorials in Jeff’s name to A Man in Recovery Foundation, 121 N Washington St, Naperville, IL 60540 or www.amirf.org.
Arrangements were entrusted to Justen Funeral Home & Crematory, 3700 Charles J. Miller Road, McHenry, IL 60050.
For information, please call 815-385-2400, or visit www.justenfh.com, where friends may leave his family an on-line condolence message.
Justen Funeral Home & Crematory
3700 Charles J Miller Road
United States 60050