John Morton Washburn
John Morton Washburn
  • December 1, 1956 - October 20, 2015
  • Virginia

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John Morton Washburn, 58, of Ridgeway, passed away Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at his residence. He was born in Martinsville, December 1, 1956 to James D. Washburn and Frances Hutchins Washburn, both deceased. John was a 1975 graduate of Drewry Mason High School and served in the Army. He was a member of the Eagles Club # 3739 and Amvets Post # 35 and was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was also a member of Rich Acres Christian Church.

John is survived by his wife, Anita Hunt Washburn of the residence; one daughter, Amy W. Simpkins of Ridgeway; one son, John T. Pontiff of Knoxville, TN; one sister, Sandra Holmes (Eddie) of Martinsville; three brothers, Danny Washburn (Cindy) of Roanoke, Bobby Washburn (Teresa) of Ridgeway and Charles A. Washburn (Sheree) of Ridgeway, Special Friends, Belinda Phillips of Collinsville and Gary Priddy of Bassett and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends Thursday, October 22, 2015 from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. at Community Funeral Services in Ridgeway and other times at the home.

The funeral service will be held Friday, October 23, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at Community Funeral Services with Pastor Tim Hunt officiating. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery with full Military Honors.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, P. O. Box 758517, Topeka Kansas 66675 or the American Cancer Society P. O. Box 3907, Martinsville, VA 24112.
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