June 27, 1966 — March 6, 2014
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John was the first blessing of five. He was the loving son of Jack and Marlene Wright of Somerset, Calif.; the loving brother of Danny Wright, Kristi Ciccarelli and Laurie Wright-Ross; loving uncle to Anthony, Kayla and Michael Ciccarelli; and loving grandson to Mr. and Mrs. C. LeMire of Redwood City, Calif. He leaves behind his lifelong partner, Shawnee Johnson; daughter, Lacey Wright, grandson, Kaiden, and daughter, Krystal Wright of Cameron Park; daughter, Zoey Piccini (Carlos), granddaughter, Maisy and grandson, Elijah of Barry, Ill.; parents-in-law, Bill and Carol Gilmore; sister-in-law, Whitney Johnson; nephew, Travis Root (Lori); baby Carson; and many aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his younger brother, Cary Wright; and grandparents, Marty and Maizie Wright of Paradise, Calif.
John passed away March 6, 2014, peacefully in his sleep. We are still in shock and devastated by his loss. Our family moved to Somerset when he was 14. He attended local schools and made many friends he kept his whole life. He also kept in touch with old friends in the Bay Area. He was known as “Nostalgia Guy.” He loved reconnecting with old friends.
John worked for R-Quest in Diamond Springs for many years as an electronics tech. Most recently he worked in construction. He was a dedicated dad. His first priority was always his family. His daughters were his pride and joy and when he became “Papa” when little Kaiden came along (his first grandson), he was over the top. They were inseparable, whether they were hanging out watching TV or movies and having munchies, working in the yard, hanging out in the garage, or just cruisin’ to McDonalds to get a little snack. He is terribly missed.
John loved family gatherings, barbecues, and yearly camping trips with in-laws Bill and Carol Gilmore. Friends and family were always welcome. He and his younger brother, Cary, always hung out and really looked forward to these vacations. He loved fishing, especially with his dad and brothers. He loved riding his Harley and participated in several runs and trips to “Street Vibrations” with his best friend of many years, Bruce. He loved to eat and had a special place for every kind of food and he and Bruce were always checking out a new place, or he’d be cooking something at home. He seemed to know someone on every corner and just enjoyed it all.
John had a huge heart. He was always checking on everyone to make sure they were okay. He called all the time and would say, “I just wanted to tell you how much I love you.” He will be sorely missed by his family and friends. He definitely left his mark on our hearts forever.
A celebration of life will be held Friday, April 11, at 1 p.m., at Green Valley Church at 3500 Missouri Flat Road in Placerville.