Steve "Hangum" Wright, 64, of 150 Fox Ridge Drive, Vincennes, passed away Sunday, Feb. 5, 2012 at 6:39 a.m. at Gibson General Hospital in Princeton.


He was born Feb. 26, 1947 in Vincennes to James and Ardella (Eisenhut) Wright.


He worked as a plant operator at Gibson Generating Station and was a member of Patoka United Methodist Church.


Steve belonged to the Harmony and the Road Earls Car club and enjoyed going to car shows and restoring cars. Spending time with his family and grandchildren was enjoyment for Steve as well as dancing and singing. Steve served his country in the Air Force.


Surviving are his daughters, Stephanie (Scott) Conway and Shelby (Douglas) Anderson, both of Princeton, his grandchildren; Kayley Conway and Addison Anderson, four sisters, Delores (Jim) Burke, Linda Hendrixson, both of Vincennes; Patty (Alvin) Tracy of Seymour, and Debbie (Larry) Goldman of Deltona, Fla.; two brothers, Fred Wright of Vincennes, and Bob (Esther) Wright of Hazelton.  Also surviving is his mother in-law, Lois Krackenberger and brother in-law , Gary (Grace) Krackenberger, both of Terre Haute; and two close friends, Mike and Brownie.


Preceding Steve in death was his wife, Melinda "Penny" (Krackenberger) Wright who passed away in 2005 and whom he married in 1971; two sisters, Ruby Wright and Beulah Powell; a brother in-law, Tom Hendrixson, and a great niece, Ivy Roberts.


Funeral services will be held Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012, at 1:30 EDT at Goodwin Funeral Home, 524 Broadway, Vincennes, IN, with Pastor Gary Arnold officiating.


Friends may call Thursday from 10:00 - 1:30 at the funeral home. Interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.