James Dewey Washington, age 65, of Clinton, Arkansas departed his earthly life on Sunday morning, March 24, 2019. He was born September 22, 1953 to the late Albert and Cleo Washington.

He was a Christian and loved the Lord with all his heart. James was a lifetime member of the Mountain View Missionary Baptist Church.

James graduated from Clinton schools in 1972 and then worked at the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department for 39 ½ years where he retired in 2012 as crew chief.

James met his soulmate, Sonya, in 1992 and they each complimented each other’s strengths and weaknesses. They enjoyed and cherished each other and their time together.

James loved his two sons and loved having them close to him. He cherished his time with his grandchildren and adored them as they did him. James was a kind soul and he never met anyone whom he didn’t touch with his kindness and generosity.

He loved his friends and family and was always willing to lend a helping hand, no matter what was asked.

James left to cherish his memory, his loving and devoted wife and soulmate, Sonya Wallis Washington, his two sons; Jeremiah Washington and Ryan McGoveran and daughter-in-law Kayla McGoveran, two grandchildren; Granddaughter, Keahton McGoveran and Grandson, Joshua McGoveran, one brother, Willie C. Washington of Kansas City, Missouri, one sister Kathy Smith and her husband Larry Smith of Little Rock, Arkansas, one aunt, Grace Martin of Kansas City Missouri; His mother in law Betty Wallis of Gassville, Arkansas and Brother in Law, Tony Wallis and his wife, Gena Wallis, of Gassville, Arkansas; Three Children he loved as his own, Amber Pate, Alicia Pate-Shaw and T.J. Pate. James is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

James is preceded in death by his parents and a brother, John Washington.

Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, March 28, at the Roller-McNutt Funeral Home in Clinton. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, March 29, at the Botkinburg Foursquare Church. Interment will follow at the Mt. View Cemetery in Clinton.

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