George Washington, 86, Wabasso

George Washington, 86, died June 5, 2011.

He was born in Wabasso and was a lifelong resident of Florida.

He worked for the city of Vero Beach for more than 20 years.

He was a veteran of the Navy, serving during World War II.

He was an active member of the Allen Chapel AME Church in Wabasso.

He was a Mason and a member of the American Legion.

Survivors include his children, Florence Johnson, Mary Foster, Dennis Washington, Lilly Philpot, Roosevelt Wright, Donald Wright, Eddie Wright, Negie Wright and Byron Washington; 33 grandchildren; 62 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth Washington.

A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. June 11 at Allen Chapel AME Church in Wabasso.

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