ForeverMissed
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 September 22, 2021
Happy Heavenly Birthday Daddy. Well daddy its been two years and were still on the battle field. I miss your smile, your patience and your encouragement. Thank you for all that you have shown me in the past years about life as we know it, when I see you again we shall come rejoicing bringing in the sheep.
Posted by Aletha Nortila on May 8, 2021
Today marks a year and i miss you more than you could imagine. It seem that you only had one person in your walk on this earth. But i know you loved so many more. You deserve your mansion not made by mans hands. If i had to live our last 20 years over i would do it all over again. I learned so much in that short time with no interruptions and its amazing how God prepares us. So long for now until we see each other again. I love you 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 September 22, 2021
Happy Heavenly Birthday Daddy. Well daddy its been two years and were still on the battle field. I miss your smile, your patience and your encouragement. Thank you for all that you have shown me in the past years about life as we know it, when I see you again we shall come rejoicing bringing in the sheep.
Posted by Aletha Nortila on May 8, 2021
Today marks a year and i miss you more than you could imagine. It seem that you only had one person in your walk on this earth. But i know you loved so many more. You deserve your mansion not made by mans hands. If i had to live our last 20 years over i would do it all over again. I learned so much in that short time with no interruptions and its amazing how God prepares us. So long for now until we see each other again. I love you 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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Forever Missed

Shared by Aletha Nortila on May 11, 2022
The complete 
2 year circle has come and gone since you took your wings and went with your queen.  We are wrapping up your final wishes and they still don't get it. Your love was equal for us all. I miss you because we shared the most time together. This is what helps me get through the most.  Thank you for sharing your love and knowledge with my husband and children. You knowledge grows on in our hearts and helps us daily to deal with spiritual wickedness in high places.  Gods word is so powerful and it stands alone, Thank you an wear your crown well you earned it.

love while missing you.

Shared by Aletha Nortila on September 23, 2020
it's been five months since you left us and it is really hard since you have been even harder since you have been away.  I knew that God was calling you home because he didn't want you to suffer. So we pray daily for our loved ones to get to know God and to follow in your footprints.

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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.