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Wilkerson Funeral Home and Crematory
Sunday December 5th, 2021

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Wilkerson Funeral Home and Crematory
Saturday December 4th, 2021
6:00pm - 8:00pm

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David Franklin Washburn

David Franklin Washburn, 72, of 751 Irvin Farm Road, went home to be with Jesus on Tuesday, November 30, 2021.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Sunday, December 5, 2021, at Wilkerson Funeral Home with Pastor Michael Kent officiating. Burial will follow at Evergreen Memory Gardens with Military graveside rites. The family will receive friends on Saturday, December 4th from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at Wilkerson Funeral Home and other times at the home.

David was born in Rockingham County to the late Mack and Eva Pate Washburn. After graduating from Reidsville High School, he served his country in the US Air Force for 4 years in the Philippines. After his return from military service, he went to work for the Reidsville Post Office, a job he kept for 38 years until retirement. He and his wife owned Washburn’s Fishing and Hunting Supply for 11 years. After retirement David went back to school at RCC and obtained a degree in woodworking. He did taxidermy, was an avid bow hunter, and a diehard Washington Redskins fan. He was a member at Lively Stones Baptist Church where he taught Sunday School. He loved basketball and played in High School and then on a military traveling team while in the Air Force.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Donald and Elwood Washburn; and sister, Edna Earl Loye and her son, Mickey.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Beatrice Stewart Washburn; children, Mj Saltz (Danny), Stephanie Vernon (Christopher), David Franklin Washburn, Jr. and Jennifer Washburn; grandchildren, Caleb Saltz, Chloe Vernon, Charlotte Saltz, Amelia Vernon, Sophia Kim and Levi Vernon; brother, Bobby Washburn (Linda); sister, Betty Daniels (Ronnie).

Memorial contributions may be made to Lively Stones Baptist Church, 2347 Chandler’s Mill Road, Pelham, NC 27322.

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A candle was lit in memory of David Washburn

Dee Maynard Dec 24 2021 5:12 AM

Dear Beatrice and Family, I am saddened to hear of your loss. I was just now made aware that David had passed. I will remember his friendly nature and warm smile. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Beverly and I pray the Lord will give you peace and comfort during this most difficult time, as we know He will. May God also bless and strengthen you all in the days to come.
Larry & Beverly

Larry Patterson Dec 7 2021 4:36 PM

So sorry for your loss. May God's grace and mercy sustain you and your family during this time and the days to come.

Irvene Stone Dec 5 2021 8:08 PM

We are so sorry to hear about David's passing. We pray for God's peace and comfort for your family.

Steve & Jeanette Arthur Dec 5 2021 6:02 PM

Sorry for your loss, thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Richard Reichl Dec 4 2021 6:58 PM

Sorry to hear about your loss Beatrice May prayer for you and your family he will be truly missed one sweetest person I know!

John Angela Hill Dec 4 2021 3:16 PM

A candle was lit in memory of David Washburn

Granville & Jeannie Branch Dec 4 2021 1:15 PM

Prayers for all the family. Will keep you in our thoughts, especially during the holiday season.

Lesa&Billy Southard Dec 4 2021 8:28 AM

You are in our thoughts and prayers

Tom and Mary Ham Dec 3 2021 3:51 PM

A candle was lit in memory of David Washburn

Larry & Brenda Paschal Dec 3 2021 2:35 PM

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