MSG Walter C. "Doc" Washington Jr.
December 06, 1945 - September 26, 2017
Walter C. Washington, Jr. was born December 6, 1945 in Chicago, Illinois, the only child of Augusta and Walter C. Washington Sr., who preceded him in death. In July 1968 Walter was inducted into the U.S. Army as a “Conscientious Objector” and served as a Medic in the Vietnam War. He was awarded the Bronze Star with the “V“ device for his meritorious service. While Walter was on active duty his first child Thenesia Driver was born in December 1968.
After his Expiration of Term of Service from active duty, Walter returned home and was united in holy matrimony to Rosalyn D. Winters in July 1971. To that union four children were born; Portia Y., Camille L., Aaron D. &
Nathan D. Washington. Rosalyn and Walter dissolved their union in May 1978. Later, he remarried Algene Black in November 1986 and to that union two children were born, Terrell C. & Chante N. Washington. He was also the stepfather of Aneshia J. Black.
Walter attended the University of Illinois at Chicago and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture in 1978.
He worked for the City of Chicago Department of Architecture from August 1971 to December 1992, where he worked on numerous projects throughout the city. Later, he transferred to the City of Chicago Department of Aviation. He retired from the City of Chicago in 2010.
Walter was a life long member of Jerusalem
Temple COGIC where he sang in the choir. He was also a member of the Illinois Army National Guard. After completing 25 years,5 Months and 20 days of service he retired at the rank of Master Sergeant.
Walter made his transition from life on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 12:01a.m. at the Jesse Brown
VA Medical Center. He is survived by his ex-wives, Rosalyn D. Washington and Algene Washington, his eight children; Thenesia Singleton (Geoff), Portia Y. George (Paul), Camille L., Aaron D., Nathan D., Terrell C., & Chante N. Washington, and Aneshia J. Black,as well as his 10 grandchildren;
Jordan L., Joselyn M, & Jayden G. Singleton, Nathan D. II, RayNathan J., & Terrell K. Washington; Rian V. Stephens, Aurtrel & Aliana Black and Kevon Sloss. He is also survived
by his significant other Diva Darlene Brown and several cousins and a host of friends.