OBITUARY

L. S. Washington

July 7, 1925November 19, 2018
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Lewis Samuel Washington, Sr. Was born July 7, 1925 to Nara West and Jimmy Washington in Centerville, Texas. He spent his school age years in Wichita Falls, Texas and graduated from Booker T. Washington High School. After high school he was drafted into the United States Army. He served our country in World War II and the Korean War. He was awarded many accolades including, World War II Victory Medal, Meritorious Unit Commendation and the Korean Service Medal just to name a few.

After his time in the military, he returned to his roots in Centerville, where he met and married Roxiann Buckner in 1954. From this union they had nine children Patricia, Mary, Tony, Shirley, Lewis (Junior), Forrest, Lorenda, Kenneth and Floyd. L.S. worked several jobs in Centerville, until he started working construction. His work help build Interstate 45 North as we know today.

L.S. moved to Killeen, Texas in the eighties to continue his education. He was certified in HVAC and started a career in apartment maintenance. After he retired, he continued to live near Ft. Hood. He enjoyed visiting base and sharing stories with active military and veterans. His favorite hobbies were fishing, hunting and watching his beloved team The Dallas Cowboys. He loved to dance and often challenged his grandkids to dance contests. He played BINGO weekly and was excited to still have his driver’s license. He was an active man until his last days, always learning something new and challenging himself well into his older age. He was currently taking computer classes for interacting on social media. He has several certifications in Technical and Mechanical Engineering from Central Texas College. L.S. is survived by one sister Margaret Robinson, 8 children, Mary (Chester), Shirley, Tony, Lewis (Junior), Forrest (Renell), Lorenda, Kenneth and Floyd (Tracy). Thirteen grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, daughter Patricia, and his siblings, Robert (Jerry), Wilson (Lo), Altha (Legs), Jimmie Lee (Big Bay), Fannie (Boy), Annie, Bertha, John (Gobie) and Irene (Polly Ann). A funeral service is scheduled for Nov 30, 2018 at 12 pm at Crawford-Bowers, Killeen. A funeral procession will leave the funeral home at 1:15 pm to take L. S. to his final resting place, Central Texas State Veteran's Cemetery, Killeen. A graveside service will begin at 2 pm.

  • FAMILY

  • L.S. is survived by one sister Margaret Robinson, 8 children, Mary (Chester), Shirley, Tony, Lewis (Junior), Forrest (Renell), Lorenda, Kenneth and Floyd (Tracy). Thirteen grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, daughter Patricia, and his siblings, Robert (Jerry), Wilson (Lo), Altha (Legs), Jimmie Lee (Big Bay), Fannie (Boy), Annie, Bertha, John (Gobie) and Irene (Polly Ann).
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Khobi Johnson, Active Pallbearer
  • Marlon Johnson, Active Pallbearer
  • Jermaine Tutt, Active Pallbearer
  • Daryl Tutt, Active Pallbearer
  • Marcus Beard, Active Pallbearer
  • Forrest Washington, Jr., Active Pallbearer
  • Myles Washington, Honorary Pallbearer
  • D'von Johnson-Albreicht, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Paul Singleton, III, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Jared Campbell, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Preston Singleton, Honorary Pallbearer

Services

  • Funeral Service Friday, November 30, 2018
  • Burial Friday, November 30, 2018
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Helen Mayes Bell

November 30, 2018

To the Washington and Buckner Family,

The Ivory Washington Mayes' family sends our condolences to your family; and we are sorry for the loss of your loved one, Uncle L.S. We will keep you in our prayers and pray that our loving God Jehovah gives you comfort during this difficult time.

Ivory Washington Mayes' granddaughter and family

Helen Mayes Bell

Lorenda Washington

November 29, 2018

Lorenda Washington

November 29, 2018

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Biography

      L. S. Washington was known as many things to many people. He was a loved one, a friend, and someone special. To family and friends who knew him best, L. Will be remembered as a very exceptional person.

      Simply stated, L. Was a good and kind person, an individual who will for all time be remembered by his family and friends as being a caring and giving person, someone who was a vital part of their lives. L. Leaves behind him a legacy of life-long friendships and many cherished memories. Everyone whose life he touched will always remember L. S. Washington.

Lewis Samuel Washington, Sr. was born July 7, 1925 to Nara West and Jimmy Washington in Centerville, Texas. He spent his school age years in Wichita Falls, Texas and graduated from Booker T. Washington High School. After high school he was drafted into the United States Army. He served our country in World War II and the Korean War. He was awarded many accolades including, World War II Victory Medal, Meritorious Unit Commendation and the Korean Service Medal just to name a few.

After his time in the military, he returned to his roots in Centerville, where he met and married Roxiann Buckner in 1954. From this union they had nine children Patricia, Mary, Tony, Shirley, Lewis (Junior), Forrest, Lorenda, Kenneth and Floyd. L.S. worked several jobs in Centerville, until he started working construction. His work help build Interstate 45 North as we know today.

L.S. moved to Killeen, Texas in the eighties to continue his education. He was certified in HVAC and started a career in apartment maintenance. After he retired, he continued to live near Ft. Hood. He enjoyed visiting base and sharing stories with active military and veterans. His favorite hobbies were fishing, hunting and watching his beloved team The Dallas Cowboys. He loved to dance and often challenged his grandkids to dance contests. He played BINGO weekly and was excited to still have his driver’s license. He was an active man until his last days, always learning something new and challenging himself well into his older age. He was currently taking computer classes for interacting on social media. He has several certifications in Technical and Mechanical Engineering from Central Texas College.
L.S. is survived by one sister Margaret Robinson, 8 children, Mary (Chester), Shirley, Tony, Lewis (Junior), Forrest (Renell), Lorenda, Kenneth and Floyd (Tracy). Thirteen grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, daughter Patricia, and his siblings, Robert (Jerry), Wilson (Lo), Altha (Legs), Jimmie Lee (Big Bay), Fannie (Boy), Annie, Bertha, John (Gobie) and Irene (Polly Ann).
A funeral service is scheduled for Nov 30, 2018 at 12 pm at Crawford-Bowers, Killeen. A funeral procession will leave the funeral home at 1:15 pm to take L. S. to his final resting place, Central Texas State Veteran's Cemetery, Killeen. A graveside service will begin at 2 pm.