R.D. Washington, 87, of Sweet Water died Oct. 8, 2008 at a Bay Minette hospital.
He was born Aug. 23, 1921. He was a member of the Independent Baptist Church. He was a Sweet Water mason.
Survivors include his wife, Claudia Pearl H. Washington, Sweet Water; five sons, R.D. Washington Jr., Montgomery, John Washington, Waco, N.C., Walter Washington, Caneron, N.C., Norman Washington, Bay Minette, Ondrey Washington, Sweet Water; three daughters, Linda Jones, Thomasville, Patricia Crear, Birmingham, Staffornette Cotton, Decatur, Ga.; 22 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces, friends and cousins.
He was preceded in death by a child, Deborah Antionette Washington.
The service was Oct. 18 at 1 p.m. at Independent Baptist Church in Sweet Water with Rev. Norman Washington officiating. Reese Funeral Home of Thomasville directed. Burial was in Jackson Cemetery in Sweet Water.
Active pallbearers were sons and nephews.