The Life of Terry Russell Washington Sr
Terry R. Washington, Sr.
Terry R. Washington, Sr. was born October 17, 1960 in York, Pennsylvania.. He slept peacefully into paradise on June 30, 2019 after a year long battle with lung cancer. He was the son of the late James Nathaniel Washington and Dorothy Lee Washington (Murdock.)
Terry was a 1978 graduate of William Penn Sr. High School and loved music and dancing. He was a disk jockey at the former MaiKai Lounge throughout the 80’s. Dancing was one of his favorite past times. Family and friends at gatherings and social functions would watch in him “put it down” with his signature dance moves.
Terry was employed with Consolidated Freight and St. Johnsbury as a technician. He was also a Certified Mechanic and worked at Doug Williams Auto Repair. Becoming very experienced in his craft, Terry became an entrepreneur and opened Terry’s Auto Repair of York, Pa.
Terry had two additional hobbies - Hot Rods and fishing. Being the mechanic he was, he had no problem with designing, building and working to make his cars the fastest in all of York. Being a licensed fisherman he explored York County and the surrounding areas and found fishing spots that he enjoyed to frequent often. He loved catching bass at Lake Redman.
Terry was the proud father of three children, Nateasha Harris, Terry R. Washington Jr. (Gina) and Oshava Washington, all of York, Pa. He was the proud grandfather of eight grandchildren, Za’Nylee Horton Ja’Zae Horton , Jayairr Horton, Tak’Quasha Beatty, Ashley Beatty, Chyna’sty Harris, Key’Milah Gwynn & Yazmin Washington and four beautiful great grandchildren that he loved and adored dearly. Terry leaves to mourn his five supportive siblings; Nathan G. Washington, Byron D. Washington, Ruth R. Washington, Gretchen Williams and Sophia Washington, all of York PA. He had two very special friends Doug Williams and Ernie Miller that he cherished and loved dearly.
Terry professed his love for his children with every action and decision that he made. He came to know and reaffirm that “time is a gift”. When the doctors gave up on him, he immediately gave his life to Christ and joined First Friendship Baptist Church. Being the family man he was, he wanted to make sure his children and grands, would be okay. He believed “if Dad and PopPop can’t fix it - nobody can. He reasoned, if I have to leave here, I’ll go where I will see them again and I will ask God to protect and guide them. His children loved him unconditionally and told him often, though they will miss him that they will forever hold him in there hearts and relieved that “you're at peace now”.
A viewing will be held on Monday, July 8, 2019 from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. at Zion UCC, 100 Lafayette Street, York, Pa 17401. The Celebration of Life Service will begin at 6:00 p.m. Burial will be on Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at 10:00 at Prospect Hill Cemetery. Please meet inside the gates at Prospect Hill Cemetery at 9:45 a.m., at the Pennsylvania Avenue entrance.