A TIME TO BE BORN:
Stanley “Fats” Washington was born on June 28, 1950, to Joseph Washington and Inez Johnson Washington.
A TIME TO DIE:
He transitioned from this life to eternal life on Sunday, October 24, 2021 at 2:24 A.M.
He was preceded in death by his only son, Stan “Boss” Washington, his father, his mother, his brothers Jody Washington and Raymond Washington, and his nephew Larry Washington, Jr.
MOMENTS BETWEEN HIS DASH:
Along the way, Stan received many nicknames: Fat Daddy, Friendly Fence Man, Stan the Man, Big Daddy, and Deesie, to name a few. He was a friend to many people. Story after story has been told with each visit, phone call, FaceTime, etc. during his lifetime and since his passing. It has been a wonderful journey, filled with sunshine and rain; but, nevertheless, God remained steadfast in His LOYAL LOVE to all of us!!
Stan “Fats” Washington was educated in the Manatee County School system. He was a mighty, mighty Lincoln Memorial High School Trojan. Always a great student and at the same time prided himself on pulling jokes and pranks on his fellow classmates. One example: At his senior graduation (Class of 1968), he and his buddy, the late Charles Benton charged other classmates and their families $3.00 per picture/pose. They made out pretty good that day with the dollars; Thing is...the camera was empty— no film.
A TIME TO WED:
Stan Washington and Karyn Lowe were united in holy matrimony on June 24, 1978. They were blessed with a son, Stan “Boss” Washington, Jr. on August 26, 1979, and a beautiful daughter, Akila, on September 1, 1982.
What can I say? Fencing was his world. The “Friendly Fence Man” has left his mark in the county and out-of-state. There was no distance when it came to fencing. He traveled the world with his co-workers who became nothing short of family. He loved them, and they loved him. He grew up at the fence company, watching generations of kids being born, maturing into adults, and who all grew up LOVING Stan.
St. John Missionary Baptist Church. His church was his heart and soul. He was chairman of the Trustee Board, an ordained deacon, and a most beloved Sunday School Teacher. He definitely found his niche in Sunday School and loved preparing each week for his students. He loved his pastor, Sister Shipp, and the members of St. John Missionary Baptist Church.
WASHINGTON GARDENS WHEELCHAIR PATROL:
During his illness, he wasn’t idle. He loved being outside sitting in his truck or sitting in a chair on the porch. He could tell you pretty much everything that was going on in the Garden. When the time came, and his wheelchair was his means of travel, he decided to become the Wheelchair Patrolman. He had to be positioned a certain way on the porch so his view included a large area. He would report all that he noticed, all that he assumed, and would give instructions on how I (his wife) should proceed in handling the situation(s). It was hilarious at times!
OUR WORLD HAS CHANGED
Even though our family dealt with the different phases of his illness, this time was different. During the early morning hours of October 24, 2021, Big Daddy danced his last round on earth. He was welcomed home by our Heavenly Father and our many loved ones who preceded him in death. What a blessing! I’ll see you in the morning, my forever LOVE!
His cherished memories will remain alive in his loving and devoted wife, Karyn; his daughter, Akila (Ryan), his granddaughter, Alexia; Brothers: Al Washington, Sr. (Monica), Larry Washington, Sr. (Linda), Wayne Washington, Sr., Cedric Washington, Sister: Deloris Mitchell (Benny); Brothers-in-Law: Michael Lowe, Sr. (Pam), Garry Lowe (Paula), George Woodie (Bridgette), Darryl Woodie (Melissa); Sisters-in-Law: Faye Jones (Alfred), Bertha Ford (Willie), Lydia McNeal, Anita Lewis, Georgie Mickler, Tere Hill, Leila Washington, and Cynthia Washington; Uncles: Carmen Johnson and Sylester Johnson; Aunt: Rosetta Johnson; Godchildren: Chekera Patillo, Typhani Lane, Raven Cokley, and Cheyenne Scott. His Adopted Sons: Stevie, Poke, and Shed Pollock; His Boys: Daniel, Michael, and Rick James; Devoted Neighbors and Friends: Leroy Bellamy, Sr. Herman and Ivan Randall, Rickie and Priscilla Woodie, Gloria Jean Ford, Altamease McPherson, Barbara Wright, Loleater Packer, Mrs. Oretha Roundtree, Harold and Willie Barton, Sr.; Nita Glasgow, Shannon Glasgow, John Mays, Harlee Reed, Lloyd Glasgow, Marie Belot, Men and Women of USA Steel Fence Company, and a host of other loving and sorrowful family and friends.
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Please leave the Family a note of Condolence, light a candle of remembrance, or order a floral remembrance piece. (John 14 1-6 KJV) 14 Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. 2 In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. 4 And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know. 5 Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way? 6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.