Donald Dale Wright was born on August 28, 1947 in Chicago, Illinois to Anne Ellen Whittington and Dale Eugene Wright. He graduated from Lane Technical High School, and earned his Bachelor’s degree at Governor’s State University. He was 13 when he began attending the Worldwide Church of God. He was baptized into the body of Christ in 1969. It was through church that he met the love of his life Nancy Louise Davis. They were married on July 20th 1969, and were happily married until her passing in 2003. He worked as an accountant, managed David’s Inn, a restaurant on Michigan Avenue in Chicago, and finished his career as an accountant for the Illinois Department of Corrections retiring in 2015. He loved the Lord and read the Word every day. He felt that Christianity was better modeled than spoken, and if all of the beautiful messages that we have received in the last few days are any indication, he was successful in that modeling throughout his life. He was always happy to serve and help in any way he was asked. He was a gentle, kind and generous man who followed God in his life, and provided peace and love in his family. He deeply loved his children and grandchildren and will be desperately missed. He was preceded in death by his father, Dale Eugene Wright, his mother, Anne Ellen Velos, and his beloved wife Nancy Louise (Davis) Wright. He leaves behind his son, Eric Lowell Wright, his daughter Katrina Louise (Wright) Weber and her husband, Joseph Paul Weber, his grandson Joseph Caleb Weber and his granddaughter, Tegan Eliana Nancy Weber.