Springfield Fixture, George Washington Has Died, He Was 85

Robertson County Fixture, George Washington Has Died, He Was 85

UPDATED: Service INFO added.

SPRINGFIELD TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) – If you have lived in Springfield for a while then you probably remember George Washington. A long-time fixture in the Springfield area, George was a tobacco farmer, fisherman, and Navy veteran. We lost George today, he was 83.

Born in Springfield in 1938, George Howard Washington died today (Sunday) in Springfield at Waters Of Springfield.

George served his country in the Navy from 1955-1958. In a sitdown interview back in 2012, George told Smokey Barn News that, other than tobacco farming, he did construction work and even milked cows for a living over the years.

George said he used to like to hunt but stopped because, in George’s own words, “That’s killin’, I don’t like that. I like to fish.” – “My life has been alright with me, is all I can say. Even the bad times were good to me,” George said.

We asked George if he was religious; “Yes, I believe in Christ, He died for us you know. Trust in the Lord, he brought me through.”

Serenity Funeral Home in Springfield is in charge of the arrangements. As soon as funeral services are set for George we will update this report.

UPDATE SERVICE INFO: Mr. Washington’s arrangements are Wednesday, May 19th, 11:00 am till 7 pm at Serenity Funeral Home located at 1507 Batts Blvd Springfield, TN 37172 Visitation Graveside Service Thursday, May 20th.

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