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Memorial Service

Olivet United Methodist Church
Saturday June 19th, 2021

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Robert Lee Washington Sr.

Robert Lee Washington, Sr., 46, of Sylva passed away on Monday, June 14, 2021. Robert was born on July 23, 1974 to William Washington and Jacqueline Bradley Moody in Jackson County. Robert attended Olivet Methodist Church in Cherokee.

Robert loved being with friends, having cookouts and being outdoors. He also loved to sing and play guitar and he dearly loved his cats.

He was preceded in death by his stepfather, Doug Moody.

In addition to his parents, Robert is survived by his fiancee, Shelly Deitz. They have been together for twenty-four years. Also surviving are his daughter, Jessica McCoy of Cherokee, and his son, Robert Lee Washington, Jr., also of Cherokee. He is also survived by two sisters, Georgeanne (Tommy) Simmons of Whittier, and Judy Skinner of Cherokee; one brother, Josh Washington (Stacey) of Cherokee; grandchildren, as well as several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 19th at 11:00 a.m. at Olivet Methodist Church with Joe Wolf presiding.

Appalachian Funeral Service is serving the Washington family.

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Bobby Reagan Jun 19 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Robert Washington Sr.

Bobby Reagan Jun 19 2021 12:00 AM

Audrey Walkingstick Jun 19 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Robert Washington Sr.

Audrey Walkingstick Jun 19 2021 12:00 AM

I am so sorry to hear about Robert passing away. He was Kasey's best buddy growing up. Prayers and hugs for all his family. May God comfort you.

Shirley Reagan Jun 16 2021 12:00 AM

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