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John Earl Washington was born in Panola Alabama to Joe-Rozelle Washington on September 22, 1937. He moved to Oliver street Cincinnati Ohio, and resided there as a child with his family. John was the oldest of 7 surviving children Ola, Oliver, and Joann. Preceded in death Mary, Bea, and Curtis. He worked in Findley Market and attended sand School and then graduated from Washington Trade School majoring in Plastics and Metals. John had many jobs like shoe shinning and when he was not at the Findley Market, he was setting up at the pins at the Frisco Bowling alley in Bridgetown. He would ride his bike from downtown to Bridgetown just to make a few bucks. He never wanted to be anywhere without have money. He attended Bloom school later after graduated in the 8th grade. During his spare time, he sang with a popular group called the “Blue Notes” and “The Metronomes. The group often sang at The Regal Theater and other establishments in competition all over the tri state.. In 1953 He attended High School at Central High majoring in automotive and he got a chance to purchase his very first car which was a Pontiac. John had many friends all over the world he was a very friendly person. Most of his friends were from Delhi where he met the love of his life Bonnie Jean Grace.

1955 John was halfway through high school and the Draft began. Like anything else in life, he gave it his all and he rose to the call.  On June 9, 1958 John married the love of his life and later had 4 children. Schanda, Christine, Aletha and Bonnie. Earlier that year the USS Roanoke ship crossed the Equator a small leap for mankind, but a milestone for a Navy Man. He traveled all over the world and seen places like Australia, China, Hawaii, Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, Pearl harbor, and Okinawa just to name a few. In his spare time, he was a boxer for the Navy, he  never lost a match, John remained active till 1962. After returning home he didn’t stop, he worked in plumbing and construction. He laid the foundation for many different companies such as Cooling Towers, Businesses, and Homes throughout the Tri-State. John still didn’t stop after retirement,  he worked for Fiekie Sign a local sign company for 15 years. In his free time, he enjoyed gardening, fishing, hunting, and taking care of his farm. He also found time to be the commander and chief of the VFW Hall in Addyston for several years. John became a member of the First Baptist Church of Delhi 38 years ago. John got ordained as Deacon of the church, He worked Hard and didn’t mind cutting the grass and fixing what needed to be fixed. He loved reading the word and telling people about the good news and studying his bylaws. John became Superintendent of Sunday School and continued to show his love and dedication. If you ever wanted to know anything ask Bro. John he would take you to the word.  In 2001 he lost the love of his life, he spent days and nights showing himself approved unto the Lord.  During his retirement years he spent them enjoying his hobbies and continuing to do gods will and spreading the good news. He leaves to cherish his memory 2 sisters (Ola Washington and Joann Pruitt) 1 brother (Oliver) 4 Daughters Schanda (John Carol), Christine Washington, Aletha (Norsius Nortila), Bonnie (Tracy Runyan) 14 Grandchildren, 35 Great Grandchildren, 1 Great Great Grandchild, A host of cousins, nieces, nephews.

Service Information:
Visitation for designated family and friends from 10:15 am - 11:00 am.
Funeral service for designated family and Friends 11:00 am - 12:00 Noon.
Services will be held at Samaria Early Church of God 338 Main Street, Addyston, Ohio 45001.


Interment will be at Maplegrove Cemetery in Cleves, Ohio.

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, John Washington 82 years old , born on September 22, 1937 and passed away on May 8, 2020. We will remember him forever.
Posted by Aletha Nortila on May 16, 2020
Daddy. I will always and forever remember the love that you had for your family and friends. All you ever asked for was That God remember you. No one is perfect but you had that relationship with God that told me you trusted him. You took your wings and answered the role call, I trust God and know that you are with him. You received your mansion in the sky, so rest easy and enjoy the things you taught about in Sunday school and every where else you have been. I will see you again. I love you. RIP

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Posted by Aletha Nortila on May 16, 2020
Daddy. I will always and forever remember the love that you had for your family and friends. All you ever asked for was That God remember you. No one is perfect but you had that relationship with God that told me you trusted him. You took your wings and answered the role call, I trust God and know that you are with him. You received your mansion in the sky, so rest easy and enjoy the things you taught about in Sunday school and every where else you have been. I will see you again. I love you. RIP
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Shared by Aletha Nortila on May 16, 2020
I would pull up to take him for outings and he would say I got to get my hat, or i need my glasses, get me some water.  and i would say were gone be late. He said, you set that time i didn't. Your gone be late.   Then he would say I don't have no time to be there that's you and who you set it up with. my people wait till i get there.  I said to my self what am i gone do with this man and God said walk arm and arm a learn everything that he  was willing to teach.

Go until i get the right one.

Shared by Aletha Nortila on May 16, 2020
My parents went to the grocery store and when they returned the fridge was on stock,  I mean it was loaded. I jus being nosy trying to see what i could sneak and pulled the fridge door a little hard and the eggs fell out and hit the floor  later mom went to the fridge and said who's been in the fridge?  Well i did not say anything so he said I'll start at the oldest whooping all the way to the youngest until somebody learns how to tell the truth. Schanda got it Christine was always more afraid of spankings and before he could spank her she said I did it i did it and I said thank You for older sisters.