Clyde L. Washington, I
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CHILLICOTHE: Clyde L. Washington I, of Chillicothe, was born in Camden, Arkansas, the second child of John L. and Odessa (Walker) Washington. He was predeceased by his parents and a brother, Leo Washington. He found peace on Saturday, January 5, 2013, in Adena Regional Medical Center.
Clyde accepted Christ at an early age and united with St. James A.M.E. Church of Camden, AR. Upon moving to Chillicothe, he became a member of Quinn Chapel A.M.E. Church.
His early education was in the Camden Arkansas School System. During his high school years he joined the US Navy Reserves. He then returned to Camden and graduated from high school and became an active member of the Navy. He earned a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Elementary Education from the University of Arkansas, Pine Bluff. He did further graduate studies at Henderson College (Arkansas) and at Ohio University.
He became an elementary school science teacher and taught at Helena-West Helena School System (Arkansas), the Chillicothe City School System and retired at Training Institution of Columbus, OH in 2001. Clyde became a member in 1963 of the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge, Alpha Lodge No 233; a member of the Helena-West Helena Civics Organization, City Athletic Dept. of Helena, Impact Advisory Board of Arkansas and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity.
Clyde was united in holy matrimony to Lorene Coleman on June 9, 1963. From this union came a daughter, Sheena L. Washington, Houston, TX; and a son Clyde L. Washington II, Baton Rouge, LA. In addition to his devoted wife of 49 years and children, he also leaves to cherish his memory a grandson Rashaad Washington, Atlanta, GA; his sister Johnnie Mae Washington Smith, West Helena, AR; and many sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, and a host of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00am Friday, January 11, at the Quinn Chapel A.M.E. Church, 181 W. Main St., with Pastor Acie Collins officiating. Military graveside service conducted by the Ross Co. Veterans Honor Guard will follow in Grandview Cemetery. Friends may call from 10am until 11am Friday at the Church.
His online guestbook is available at www.HallerFuneralHome.com
Published in the Chillicothe Gazette on January 9, 2013