Raymond Wayne Washington Obituary
Funeral services for Raymond Wayne Washington will be held on Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at 2:00 PM at First United Methodist Church with Dr. Ray Crawford officiating. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery, Claremore, Oklahoma. Raymond went to be with the Lord on Thursday, September 16, 2021 in Claremore, Oklahoma at the age of 91.
Raymond was born April 15, 1930, the son Hershel and Jewell Dean (Nickerson) Washington in Claremore, Oklahoma. He spend his early years and attended school in Claremore, OK. In 1950 he joined the Navy and served His country for four years. He married the love of his life, Esteline Grisham on June 1, 1957. They celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary in 2021. Raymond loved to fish and did so almost every day. When he left his job he headed to the lake to fish. Raymond worked for the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority for 30 years. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and camping with his friends. He is preceded in death by one son, Steven Washington; his parents, Hershel and Jewel Dear Washington; and three siblings, Bradley Washington, Fred Washington, and Faye Baker and husband, John.
Raymond is survived by his wife, Esteline Washington of the home, one daughter, Sherri Anderson of Claremore, OK; one granddaughter, Ashley and great grand kids Gaven and Teagon of Broken Arrow, OK; two sisters, Gerry Williams of Owasso, OK and Judy Edwards of Bernice, OK. He also leaves numerous nieces and nephews along with spouse. As well as many wonderful friends.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 from 5:00-8:00 pm in the Rice Funeral Home Chapel.
Arrangements by Rice Funeral Service, 631 E Will Rogers Blvd, Claremore, Oklahoma 74017
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