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Athens -Funeral Services for Clyde Washington, 64, of Athens are scheduled for 2:30 P.M. Sunday, November 27, 2016 at the Hannigan Smith Funeral Home with Bro. Darren Miller officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Athens under the direction of Hannigan Smith Funeral Home.
Mr. Washington passed away on Monday, November 21, 2015 in Tyler.
Clyde Neal Washington was born November 3, 1952 in Hamlin, Texas the son of Clyde Thomas Washington and Ester Bell Frentress Washington. He was a carpenter by trade and was well known for his talents in building projects. Papa's passion was spending time outdoors; especially in the mountains or fishing for the next big bass. He was also a self-proclaimed gambler quoted as saying, "I'm not gonna win the Texas Lotto if I don't buy a ticket". Pappy truly loved spending time with his family and he will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved him.
He was preceded in death by his parents a sister Annette Powell and a great granddaughter Ella Raine Washington.
He is survived by his loving wife of 34 years Cynthia Washington of Athens; two sons, Lowell "Bubba" Washington and wife Stasiu of Forney, Shaun Washington and wife Racel of Canton; three daughter, Pamala Cornelius and husband David, Destiny Conley and husband Tony Garcia, and Natalie Washington all of Athens; nine siblings, Shirley Moser, Thomas Washington and wife Elaine, Jerry Washington and wife Frances, Darrell Washington, Truman Washington and wife Elizabeth, David Washington and wife Sherry, Joyce Rivenbark, Peggy Hagood and husband Jimmy, Debra Simpson and husband Mike; twelve grandchildren, Kameron Washington and wife Andrea, Ivan Gonzalez, Gianna Gonzalez, Dominic Washington, Blake Washington and wife Macy Adams, Carra Washington, Colby Washington, Gavin Washington, Shaun Washington Jr., David Cornelius, Zackery Cornelius; numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends.
In lieu of flowers the family would like donations be made to Home Place Hospice of East Texas in Tyler, Texas. 4111 University Blvd, Tyler, TX 75701 (903) 266-3400
Visitation will be held from 4-6:00 P.M., Saturday, November 26, 2016 at Hannigan Smith Funeral Home.
You may light a memorial candle or write condolences to the family at www.hannigansmith.com
Published on November 23, 2016
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