Joe Samuel Washington

Joe Samuel Washington

ROCKWELL - Mr. Joe Samuel Washington, 67, passed away Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012 at the Tucker Hospice House.

Mr. Washing-ton was born on July 28, 1945 in Iredell County. He was a son of the late Marvin James Jenkins and Gladys Powell. He graduated from A.L. Brown High School. Joe was a United States Army Vietnam veteran. He retired as a commercial electrician. Joe loved bluegrass music. He enjoyed horseback riding and constructed numerous horse drawn carriages.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister and a brother.

Mr. Washington is survived by his wife, Joanna Arnette Washington; three children, Brett Washington of Tampa, Fla., Scott Washington of Jacksonville, Fla. and Krista Bennani of Tampa Bay, Fla.; three step-children, Robert Shipwash, Michael Shipwash and Teresa Peele, all of Kannapolis; two grandchildren, Isabella and Liam Washington; and four step-grandchildren, Christopher Gann, April Shipwash, Brandon Eppinger and Lacy Kay Shipwash.

Service: A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012 at Lady's Funeral Home Chapel. Patti Mack will officiate. Interment will follow at West Lawn Memorial Park in China Grove. Military rites will be performed by the Rowan County Veteran's Honor Guard.

Visitation: The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m., Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, at Lady's Funeral Home.

Memorials: Memorials may be made to the Hospice & Palliative Care of Cabarrus County, 5003 Hospice Lane, Kannapolis, NC 28081 or Humane Society of Rowan County, PO Box 295, Salisbury, NC 28145.

Remembrances for the family may be made to

Lady's Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting the family of Mr. Washington.

Published in Salisbury Post on Dec. 10, 2012