LA CROSSE/LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Dennis Lee Wright, 68, of La Crosse, formerly of Las Vegas, passed away March 1, 2017, at Desert Springs Hospital in Las Vegas.
Dennis was born Dec. 14, 1948, to Henry and Leone Wright in La Crosse. He graduated from Central High School in 1967. He served in the U.S. Army from 1969 to 1972, stationed in Korea.
Dennis is survived by a brother, Wayne (Kathy) Wright of La Crosse; and two nieces, Lisa (David) Alvarez and their two children, Dylan and Logan, Austin, Texas, and Laura Wright and her son, Avery Steele of La Crescent, Minn.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and grandparents.
In La Crosse, he was employed as a bar manager at several well-known establishments. In Las Vegas, he was a bar manager at Legacy Golf Course and later at the Venetian as banquet/bar manager.
Final arrangements will be at Mormon Coulee Cemetery.
A celebration of life will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday, July 8, at Bluffside Tavern. Old friends and tales are welcome. John Benden will deliver a few tales at 4 p.m.
Memorials will be donated to his three nephews’ college funds.