Tom Clinton Washington, Sr., age 79, died on January 26, 2020 after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born to the late Benjamin Milton Washington and Selena Roberts Washington on January 17, 1941 in Granville County.
Tom was a lifelong resident of Granville County and a long serving resident in the Stem community. He graduated from Stem High School and was a member of the National Guard. In 1965, he married his beautiful wife, Edna. He worked for The Murdoch Center of NC for 15 years and in 1980 he opened Tom’s Mini Mart and was a successful business owner for 34 years. Tom was an active member at Stem United Methodist Church.
Tom is survived by his wife of 54 years, Edna Ray Washington; his devoted son, Tom C. Washington, Jr., Stem, NC; his brother, Bill M. Washington, Patchogue, NY; his sisters, Jean W. Ellis, of Rougemont, NC and Mary W. Long, of Timberlake, NC; his surrogate son, Reggie Eaton of Stem, NC and many nieces, nephews, family and friends too numerous to name.
Tom was predeceased by his parents.
Visitation for Tom will be held on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm at Gentry – Newell & Vaughan. Funeral service to be held on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 11: 00 am at Gentry-Newell & Vaughan Chapel officiated by Rev. Dr. Alice Davis and Rev. John Pritchard. A Private Burial to follow service at Washington Family Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in his honor to Stem United Methodist Church, Attn: Tom Filler, 111 N. Old 75, Stem, NC 27581.
The Washington family is proudly being served by Gentry-Newell & Vaughan Funeral Home, 503 College St., Oxford, NC, 27565.