Wednesday, April 17th, WAKE: 10:00 a.m. and SERVICE: 11:00 a.m.
at BETHANY CHRISTIAN CHURCH, 3940 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., Cleveland, Ohio 44105.
Tuesday, April 16th, 2-6:00 p.m. at THE CALHOUN FUNERAL HOME, 23000 Rockside Rd., Bedford Heights, Ohio 44146.
Eddie Washington, 97, of Cleveland, Ohio, passed away on April 9, 2019. Eddie was born to John Washington and Julia Hampton, on April 23, 1921, in Gary, West Virginia. To this union, five children were born: four sons, Lewis, Thomas, Buford, and Eddie; and one daughter, Johnnie Mae.
Eddie was educated in West Virginia public schools. He professed his love for Christ at an early age and retained that love throughout the entirety of his life.
Eddie joined the Army in 1941 and was with the 96th Engineers Regiment. He was stationed in Australia where he was a foreman over the construction of the U.S. Airfields Landing Strips. He was honorably discharged in 1945. Eddie was also proud to go on an honor flight to Washington DC in 2016 where he was presented with signed certificates from members of Congress thanking him for his service in the US Army during World War II.
Eddie met Hazel Mosley in 1946. They were married on September 15, 1947, in Fairmont West Virginia. To this union, three children were born: Allen Washington, Alice Jean Washington, and Ford Eugene English (deceased).
Eddie worked as a Driver in the Sanitation Department for the City of Cleveland and part-time at Schemer Aluminum Corporation. He retired from both after 30 years of service.
Eddie’s favorite hobby was crafting different things from wood and cardboard. He also liked painting and drawing houses.
Eddie is survived by his beloved children, Allen Washington (Carrie), Alice Jean Scott (Douglas – deceased), Zachary Iverson (Angela); brother-in law, Donald Mosley (Selena); sisters-in-law, Lillie Crenshaw and Lois K. Mozley; 19 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, 5 great-great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, family and friends.