March 11, 2019


A celebration of life for Bill Wright, 54 year old Buffalo resident who passed away suddenly last Tuesday at his home in Buffalo, will be held the first week of August in the Big Horn Mountains at a time and place to be announced.  Visitation for Mr. Wright will be Thursday March 21st from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.  at the Harness Funeral Home Chapel in Buffalo. Donations in Bill’s memory may be made to the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation in care of the Harness Funeral Home at 351 N. Adams in Buffalo.  Online condolences may be made at www.harnessfuneralhome.com

William Paul Wright was born on September 23, 1964 in Morris, Illinois to LeRoy “Doc” and Millie Wright.  He grew up and went school in Gardner, Illinois where he attended Gardner High School.  Bill worked in construction most of his life.  He moved to Rock Springs in 1991 where he lived and worked construction until 1996 when he moved to Buffalo.  He continued living in Buffalo until his death.

Bill, also fondly known as, Wild Bill, Wild Man, Mountain Man or Billy, loved his dogs, D.O.G. and Max, family, friends and the mountains.  He enjoyed fishing, hunting, his Harley Davidson, playing pool and being in the outdoors.  Bill made many friends along his paths in life and touched many lives.  Bill overcame some large obstacles in his life but put on a smile and rose above them all while living his dream.

Bill is survived by and will be lovingly remembered by; one sister Chris “Wright” Jacobsen and her husband Roger of Rock Springs, Wyoming; one brother David Wright and his wife Rita of Braceville, Illinois; nephews Paul and Derek of Rock Springs, Wyoming, Nieces Allison and Lindsey Wright and great nephews, Rylin and Michael of Braceville, Illinois.  Bill was predeceased by his parents, one sister Dorothy Wright and one brother Bob Wright.



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