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April 10, 1941 ~ November 7, 2023 (age 82) 82 Years Old
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Arnett "Arnie" Washington, 82, of Kansas City, Kansas was born April 10th, 1941 in Idabel, OK, to the union of Luchious and Carrie Bell (Tramble) Washington. He was the one of ten children born to this union.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Sephus Lee "Joe: and Robert Washington, four (4) sisters, Zelma Ryan, Irene Johnson, Marjorie Burris, Ruby Dell Washington and two sons; Michael and Daryl Washington.
He was baptized at an early age. Arnett attended Booker T. Washington High School in Idabel, OK.
As a young man, Arnett moved to the Kansas City Metropolitan Area. During this time, he took up several hobbies. One of his favorite hobbies was to go fishing as a way to relax. He loved traveling to Idabel and spend time with his family as often as he could.
Arnett took pride in being able to say, "I only had three (3) jobs". He began his strong work ethic as a teenager. When the School Bus Driver was unable to drive, he was the substitute driver. After coming to Kanas City, he was employed at Feld's Chevrolet. Shortly after leaving Feld's Chevrolet, he worked for Sunflower Ammunition Plant for a short time before being laid off. After that, he began his long-term career at Kanas Gas Service were he retired after 25+ years of service.
in 2016 Arnett was joined in holy matrimony to Doris Nickson. During this time, these two enjoyed retirement, spending quality time, singing and enjoying one another and family. Doris stated "this is the only man that truly has ever loved me".
He leaves to cherish his memories, wife Doris, his daughters Carolyn Washington, Kansas City, Kansas, Phyllis Smith, Kansas City, Missouri, LaKedra Freeman, Kansas City, Missouri, Michelle Tilford, Kansas City, Kansas, sisters Mary Duckett, Idabel, Oklahoma, Earnestine (James) Washington Houston, Texas, Earma Hinds Idabel, Oklahoma, stepdaughters, Yolanda (Willie) Union, Renita (Adaris) Burkes, 14 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, one (1) great-grand-dog, and a host of nieces and nephews.