John Ellis Washington, 82
April 24, 1938 - December 30, 2020
John Ellis Washington, age 82, passed away December 30, 2020 at Baptist Memorial Hospital- Union County. He was born April 24, 1938 to Wallace and Alma Aycock Washington. He served two years in the U.S. Army. He worked for Bryan Foods as a truck driver for 25 years and MDOT in Union County for a few years.
He was married to Patsy “Pat” Gregory of New Albany in 1965. He trusted Jesus as his Savior and was a member of Poolville Baptist Church. John had a passion to fish and enjoyed teaching Corbin to fish and drive the boat. John had a heart of gold and would help anyone in need. He will be truly missed by his family and friends.
Survivors include his daughter, Deanna Washington Gregory (Tom) of Iuka, MS; one brother, Jimmy Washington (Patsy) of Pontotoc, MS; two granddaughters, whom he loved very much, Amanda Porter Stewart of Iuka and Alison Porter Johnson (Nick) of Madison, AL; two great grandsons, who were his world, Corbin Stewart, age 8 and Easton Stewart, age 2, both of Iuka; and numerous nieces and nephews, who he adored. He also enjoyed his last few years with a special friend, Frances Garner, who also took many fishing adventures.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Pat, whom he loved and tenderly cared for during her latter years of declining health; a sister, Virginia Marlene Dove; and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be on Sunday at United Funeral Service from noon until 1:30p.m. Graveside services will be at 2:00p.m. Sunday, January 3, 2021 at Glenfield Memorial Park with Bro. Larry Harrison officiating. United Funeral Service is honored to be entrusted with these arrangements.