Robert Overton Wright
Robert “Bob” Overton Wright, University of Kansas Professor Emeritus, age 82, passed away peacefully January 21, 2016 in Lawrence, Kansas. He was born in Honey Grove, Texas on August 16, 1933 to the late John Overton Wright and Gladys Etiolle (Hanes) Wright. Bob received his BFA in art at St. Mary’s College, San Francisco, CA and his MFA in Art at the University of Texas, Austin, Texas. He served in the Air Force during the Korean War. Bob retired from the University of Kansas after 38 years of teaching art. His hobbies included Photography, Drawing, Painting, Sculpture, Zen drumming, Cooking, Baking and Riding motorcycles.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include two daughters, Elizabeth Wright, Oregon, and Lauren Wright, Kansas, one son, Damian (Manuela) Wright, Texas, and two grandsons, Alex and Diego Wright, Texas.
Memorial services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, March 12, 2016 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence.
In lieu of flowers please donate to Parkinson research.