Mr.  Arnic J. Washington, a son of the late Wallace and Lucille Harley Washington, was born on
Monday, November 19, 1934 in Charleston County.  He was the husband of Rosalee Williams

Arnic  was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church his entire life and has  faithfully served
the church in many work areas: Adult Class teacher, a member of the PPRC, Committee on Lay
Membership and Finance Committee (40 years) and Chairman of Trustees (20 years) and Trustee
Board Member (30 years).  

   He received his formal education at Corbett Edwards Elementary School and Alston and
Bonds-Wilson High Schools.  
 Arnic attended Nielson Computer College and the Disease Vector
Control School NAS in Jacksonville, FL.  He served in the United States Air Force.

   Mr. Washington was employed by the South Carolina State Ports Authority and the Charleston Air
Force Base.  After working for 29 years,
Arnic retired as the first black crane operator at the US Naval
Weapons Station on December 30, 1989.

   In 1967, he was elected to the Lincolnville Town Council, where he served for 18 years including
six years as Mayor Pro Tem.  Other political, community, and fraternal organizations he has been
affiliated with included:  Charleston County Political Committee, South Carolina Conference of Black
Elected Officials, Southeast Conference of Black Elected Officials, National League of Cities, SC
Municipal Association, Berkeley County Chapter of the NAACP, 36 years as a volunteer firefighter
with a lifetime membership and the rank of captain.  He was a member of Saxon Lodge #249 F. & A.
M., where he served as Past Master and member of the Education Committee.  
Arnic was listed in
several editions of Who's Who Among Black Americans.  His hobbies are sports, fishing and
landscaping his yard.

  He departed this earthly life on Tuesday, February  7, 2017.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Jefferson and Wilhelmina Johnson and a brother,
William Seabrook.
   He leaves to mourn his passing and grow from his memories: his loving wife of 58 years,
Rosalee W. Washington, one son, Raymond (Sherry) Washington of Lincolnville, SC ; one daughter,
Myra (Richard) Dyson of Summerton, SC; one brother, Wallace ( Rev. Joan) Washington, Jr. of Cape
Coral, FL; two sisters, Irene Jones and Ethel (James) Sloss. both of Ladson, SC;  four
brothers-in-law, Clayton Williams, Edmond (Dorothy) Grant, Sandy (Denise) Williams and James
(Boydena) Williams; three sisters-in-law, Alice (Ulysses) Smith, Christine (James) Hampton and
Rev. Anna Gleaton; six grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren and a host of other close relatives and

The family is receiving friends at the home, 758 E. Randolph Street,  Lincolnville, SC.
Mr. Arnic J. Washington
Age: 82
Date of Birth: 11-19-1934
Date of Death: 02-07-2017
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1:00 p.m.
Davis Station Church of God
In Christ
1071 Loss Brook Road
Davis Station, South Carolina

Superintendent Elder Mack Wilson,
Assisted by Minister Pherneco A.Myers

Final Resting Place
Fourth CrossroadsChurch Cemetery

Funeral  Services:
Sunday, February 12,  2017
2:00 p.m.
Wesley United Methodist Church
3242 Ladson Road
Ladson, SC 29456

Rev. Julius McDowell, Pastor

Final Resting Place
Cherry Hill Cemetery
Ladson, SC

Wake Service
Wesley United Methodist Church
Saturday, February 11, 2017
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Mr. Washington will be placed
in the church for viewing one hour
prior to the service
"If I walk in the pathway of duty
If I work till the close of the day
I shall see the great king in his beauty
When I've gone the last mile of the way."