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Richard Benjamin Washington

Richard Benjamin Washington

August 12, 1947~July 22, 2021

MCPO Richard B. Washington, Ret. Was born August 12, 1947 to the late Willis and Redetha Washington. He died peacefully at home on July 22, 2021, after many years of illness.

He leaves to mourn his spouse, Carlene Washington, children, Michael Washington (Jackie), Michelle Dubose (David), Vandaren Gantt, Sr. (Carolyn), Katrina Glass (Ryan), Kristina Nixon (Tee), grandchildren, Kainen, Mason and Darian Dubose, Vandaren, Jr., Carlton and Caleb Gantt, Keon, Jadan, Ryleigh and Jordyn Glass, and Kamari Hannan.

Richard served in the US Navy in Vietnam and many other duty locations. He quickly advanced during his years and retired as a Command Master Chief. Richard was a kind and gentle person. He will truly be missed by those who grew to love him.

Richard will be laid to rest in Jacksonville National Cemetery, 4083 Lannie Road, Jacksonville, FL 32218 at 2:30pm on September 2, 2021 with US Navy Honors.

Visitation Details

Service Details
Thursday, September 2, 2021 2:30 PM
Jacksonville National Cemetery 4083 Lannie Road Jacksonville, FL 32218


Pastor Steve and Joyce Campbell (Friend)

October 14, 2022, 4:46 am

Carlene Joyce and I are deeply saddened by the passing of Richard. I have known Richard since the 80’s. We were both Command Master Chiefs in DC. We remained friends and I worked for him when I retired. Always kind, and humble. Richard was a professional in every endeavor. He was quiet with a gentle demeanor. He was a disciplinarian when he needed to be. His aim was always towards correction, and never to defame. He will be missed. Our blessings, and prayers, to you and the family.

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