Willie James Washington was a beloved father and a cherished sibling. He was born in Meridian, Mississippi on January 25th, 1942. His family moved to Ta-coma later that same year. He graduated from Stadi-um High school, and Western Washington University. Willie was an engineer at Boeing for many years until his retirement.
Willie was the father of four sons, William Washing-ton, Kenneth Washington, Walter Washington, and Daniel Washington.
Willie was known in the track and basketball community, as he coached many young people including his four sons.
Willie was baptized at an early age at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Tacoma and was a member of New Beginnings Christian Fellowship since its inception. Willie also leaves to mourn sisters Delmatine Ray and Beverly Ervin (Charles) and brother Herman Washington (Pamela) and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, family, and friends.
Services are pending.