WINTERVILLE - Mr. Richard Stuart Washburn, 78, of Winterville died Friday evening at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville. He was born in Herkimer County, N.Y. on Oct. 17, 1934 to the late William and Inez Saltzman. He was preceded in death by two sons, Richard Washburn, Jr., Brian Washburn, a grandson, Kyle Murphy, a brother, Robert Washburn and a sister, Norma McNamara.
Richard served his country in the U.S. Navy for thirteen years, and served during the Korean War. He then came to New Bern in 1971 as manager of S.E. Nichols until 1985. He then became the manager of Brendles until it closed in 1997.
A funeral service will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Skinner & Smith Funeral Home by the Rev. E.T. Vinson. Burial will follow in Williford/Lee's Chapel Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife, Lynette T. Washburn of Winterville; a son, William Washburn and wife Carol of Little Falls, N.Y.; three daughters, Lynne Venters of New Bern, Barbara Murphy and husband James of Windham, N.H.; Virginia Shaver and husband Thomas of Little Falls, N.Y.; three grandchildren, Lisa Ruhnow, Meredith and Riley Murphy, five step grandchildren, Deborah Edick, Tracy Crosier, Tom Shaver, Greg, Shaver, Michelle Shaver and four step great grandchildren.
The family will receive friends Tuesday from 1 to 2 p.m. at Skinner & Smith Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to a
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