Ronald E. Wright, Sr., 69, of Whiting, Indiana passed away peacefully on the morning of Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at his residence. He was born on June 19, 1950 in Rosine, Kentucky to Edward and Alma Wright. He was a resident of Whiting for the past fifty-four years. He was a retiree of the LTV Steel Company, East Chicago with a service of thirty-one years. He also enjoyed woodworking. Ronald was a member of the “Highway Rodders” Car Club and was very proud when showing his 1933 Ford “Cabriolet”. He participated monthly at the Whiting Cruise nights and showing his cars at many car shows throughout the Calumet Region. Devoted to his family, Ronald will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Survivors include his beloved wife of fifty years, Martha Unate Wright of Whiting; he was a loving father to Ronald (Tammy) Wright, Jr., Antonia (Robert) Larson and Crystal (David) Hawkins; cherished “Poppi” to Hunter, Saira, Lyric and Lucia; dearest brother to Liz (John) Zurawski, Lucinda Hebblethwaite, Edward (Mary) Wright, the late Regina Rosales and Connie Wright and uncle to many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at William L. Danks Funeral Home in Beaver Dam, Kentucky with Rev. Ed Mitchell officiating. Burial will follow in Rosine Cemetery in Rosine, Kentucky. Friends may visit with Ronald’s family from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM Monday and 9:00 AM until the time of the service Tuesday at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be left for the family of Ronald Edward Wright, Sr. by visiting his memorial tribute at


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