Wayne Steven Wright

CENTRALIA — On Sunday, June 28, Wayne Steven Wright, of Centralia, known to friends as Steve, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by loved ones.

Born July 1, 1949, in Clinton, Indiana, Steve was a Centralia Orphan, Vietnam veteran, and longtime local business owner of Wright’s Excavating and Demolition. Always the life of the party, Steve had a “work hard, play hard” mentality and enjoyed any reason to celebrate with family and friends. He loved spending time with his grandson Cash, fishing, six-wheeling, and Cardinals baseball.

Steve is survived by his wife Norveta, brother Donnie, two sons Shawn and Aaron, three stepsons Chadd, Cole, and Crue, nieces and nephews, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his mother Carolyn, father Wayne, brother Bob, and sister Diane.

Per Steve’s wishes, cremation rites will be accorded and a Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date due to the pandemic.

In lieu of flowers please send donations to the Fisher House Foundation, an organization that provides comfort homes to military and veterans families free of charge while a loved one is in the hospital and will be accepted at the Sutherland-Garnier Funeral Home and Cremation Services at 235 North Sycamore Street Centralia, Illinois 62801, 618-532-3523, who is honored to be of service to the Wright family.

Online condolences may be made to the family by visiting sutherlandfuneralhome.com.