|Birth: ||Jul. 27, 1940|
|Death: ||Jul. 13, 2006|
Ronald Gene Wright Sr. was born on July 27, 1940 to Ralph W. Wright Sr. and Maxine C. Dimmitt Wright in Indianapolis , Indiana. Ron attended elementary school and high school in Chicago and later graduated from Los Angeles City High School. Later Ron attended the University of Maryland and graduated from DeVry institute with a degree in Computer Science. Ron's life was that of a traveler, as a child he moved from Indianapolis to Chicago and later to Los Angeles. As an adult he traveled thoughout the United States, Turkey, Vietnam and Japan.
After high school Ron descibed himself as lost and searching to find direction for his life. This led him to the United States Air Force and a lifestyle that he believed brought him discipline and focus. Before joining the Air Force Ron had never flown on an airplane, now he found himself living on them. His traveles led him to Tokyo, Japan where he met his wife wife Kiyomi. This union led to the births of there sons, Ronald Gene Wright, Jr. and Wendell Evans Wright.
Ron was an exceptional person! He served in Vietnam were he witnessed first hand the most controversial war our nations had ever entered. Ron did not return home to a parade or television interviews. He returned quietly in a taxi cab, to his parents and wife in Chicago, Illinois.
Ron was a communications officer on an air borne misslie command post in Omahs, Nebraska. His mission was to keep his EC-135 in direct contact with the President of the United States. Ron recieved many citations for his distiguished military service and was a role model to his fellow officers.
Before Ron retired from the Air Force he would travel to Ankara, Turkey, Minnesota and finally settle down in Chicago where his parents and siblings lived. Computer Science became Ron's newest curiosityand he recieved a degree from DeVry, in computer architecture. Tokyo, Japan is the city that Ron chose to raise his family. Ron's last move would be back to Chicago, where he was cared for by his two sons.
On July 13, 2006 Ron passed when he suffered a heart attack. He leaves behind his two sons, Ronald, Jr. and Wendell Evans, his wife Kiyomi, his brother Ralph, his sister Brenda (George) and a host of family and friends.
Ralph Wendell Wright (1918 - 2001)
Maxine Clara Dimmitt Wright (1919 - 1996)
RONALD GENE WRIGHT SR
TSGT US AIR FORCE
JULY 27 1940 - JULY 13 2006
Note: Special thanks to Michael Dunne for sponsoring Ronald's memorial.
New Crown Cemetery and Mausoleum
Plot: Section 38, Row 10, Grave 103
GPS (lat/lon): 39.7392, -86.1172
Created by: Derric Deon
Record added: Sep 14, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 29809299