Donovan "Silver Bullet" Wright
Donovan D. "Silver Bullet" Wright, 84, of West Branch, died Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, at Mercy Iowa City. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, at the Kirkwood Room, 515 Kirkwood Ave., Iowa City (next door to Lensing Funeral Service). A second visitation will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday at Murdoch Funeral Home, 511 Main St., Central City. Funeral services with military rites will begin at 11 a.m. Friday at Murdoch Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Mount Clark Cemetery in Central City.
Born Sept. 10, 1934, in Central City, Iowa, the son of Orville and Augusta (Baldwin) Wright, Donovan grew up in Central City. Graduating from Central City High School, he served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Returning home, he completed his training and worked for the Iowa Highway Patrol/Iowa State Patrol for 30 years, retiring in 1996. Donovan later worked as a jail transport driver for the Cedar County Sheriff's Department.
Donovan is survived by a son, Brian Wright of Muscatine; daughter-in-law, Christine Phillips of Iowa City; and grandchildren, Liz Phillips and Sean Phillips, both of Iowa City; brothers, Keith Wright (Judy) of Prairieville, Wis., Lonnie Wright of Garnavillo and Ronnie Wright of Cresco; and many nieces and nephews.
Donovan was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Merle "Butch" Wright; a sister and brother-in-law, Dixie and Leon Kelchen, his significant other, Donna Phillips; a son-in-law, Jay Phillips; and a sister-in-law, Dorothy Wright.