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“Thoughts and Prayers to Family & other Friends. "Doc" was a great man. Known him for many years from the Sterling Family Moose Center. We had many a...Read More »
1 of 5 | Posted by: Bradley Popejoy - Sterling, IL

“Doc was an amazing person to work with at National. I send prayers and hugs to the many family members that I also worked with and attended school...Read More »
2 of 5 | Posted by: Cyndi Starr - Friend

“Didn't know George but the measure of a man is the son that you raised. This man raised one hell of a son in Brent. I have met no finer or caring man...Read More »
3 of 5 | Posted by: Doug Cleary - Rock Falls, IL

“I was a classmate of his brother Martin at Thome School during the 1950s and admired Doc as a friendly, considerate and helpful older brother. It...Read More »
4 of 5 | Posted by: Robin Holcomb - Bellingham, WA

“So sorry to read about George's passing. ”

ROCK FALLS – George U. "Doc" Wright, 79 of Rock Falls died Friday July 3, 2020 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling.

He was born on July 26, 1940 in Rock Falls the son of Numen and Sarah (Martindale) Wright. He married the Barbara Jean Helms on December 16, 1960 in Sterling. She died June 21, 2006. He later married the Linda L. Burgett on August 26, 2011. Doc had worked for the former National Manufacturing 43 years retiring in 2002. At that time , he was the longest serving employee still working. After he retired from National, he started his own business, 3 Generation Lawn and Haul where he worked closely with his son and grandsons. He was a member of the 1st Christian Church in Rock Falls and active in volunteering at their food pantry. Doc collected Heston Belt buckles among other items and was a scrap recycler. He was a member of the Sterling Family Moose. He was a great supporter of his grandchildren events.

Survivors include his wife, Linda; his daughter Barbara (Randy) Scott of Beavercreek, OH; his son, Brent (Gayle) Wright of Rock Falls; his brother Martin Wright of Lyndon; his grandchildren: Joshua, Geoffrey, Nathan, Timothy, Sarah and Katie; his two step grandchildren: Lexi and Laykn; and 11 great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Barbara; four brothers: Robert and Arthur Wright and Al and Eugene McLain; and his step son Paul Newman.
A visitation will be held on Tuesday July 7, 2020 from 4-7 PM at the McDonald Funeral Home, 1002 12th Avenue in Rock Falls, in which the social distancing order will be in effect, allowing 50 persons at a time and face masks will be required.

The funeral will follow on Wednesday at 10 AM at Abiding Word Church in Sterling, with the Reverend Nathan Wright, his grandson officiating. Burial will conclude at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Dixon.

In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to the Food Pantry of the 1st Christian Church in Rock Falls or to the family, for a future charity as of yet to determined.