William B. Washington, 85, of Red Bank, the son of the late Alfreda Godfrey and William Henry Washington was born in Charleston, West Virginia, on April 13, 1931. He departed from this life at the King Manor Care and Rehabilitation Center in Neptune on April 27.
William graduated from Simmons High School in Montgomery, West Virginia, and he enlisted in the Air Force in 1947. He was stationed in Japan. During the Korean War he was stationed in New York. He received an honorable discharge.
William was employed by American Smelting and Refining Company in Perth Amboy for 11 years. After wards, he was hired at Jersey Central Power and Light Company for 16 years. He also drove for Red Bank Yellow Cab and Murphy’s Bus Company. He loved to work and provide for his family.
William was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Red Bank. He enjoyed going to church and listening to the choir sing. His favorite scripture was Psalm 23 and song was “Praise Him.”
William was predeceased by his parents, Alfreda Godfrey and William Henry Washington; his son, Quinton Douglass Washington; his aunts, Nora Godfrey, Ada, Berta, Elizabeth and Mamie Washington; and his uncles, MacVernon, MacVenson, Carlton and Julius Godfrey. He leaves to cherish his life his daughters, Carla Belinda Sydnor (Jerry), twins Elizabeth Washington Gillard (Donald) and Eunice Washington, and Lisa Lomax; his son, Carlos Bego; grandchildren, Natifa Smith, Sierra Middlebrooks; great-granddaughter, Kaylin Sprague; and extended family and friends. Rest in Peace “Daddy,” and “Grand-Pop;” we love you.
A visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 5 at Calvary Baptist Church, Red Bank. The funeral service will begin at 7 p.m., immediately following the hours of visitation. Rev. Dr. Kenneth McGhee will officiate. Interment will be held on Friday, May 8 at Brigadier General Wm. C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Wrightstown.
Childs Funeral Home, Red Bank, is in charge of arrangements.
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