Samuel Washburn

Obituary of Samuel Bradley Washburn

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Samuel Bradley Washburn, age 33, of Boone, passed away unexpectedly in his sleep on Monday morning, April 17, 2023 at home. He was born on March 4, 1990 in Boone to Bob and Glenda Washburn. He attended Parkway Elementary School and Watauga High School, graduating in 2009. Samuel was a lifelong fan of basketball, football, baseball, and soccer. He enjoyed music, watching his favorite movies, and video games. Sam loved sports cars and could give you details on all of them. He was always generous towards those he loved and sought out ways to show them how he felt. He enjoyed volunteering and was touched by those in need. His family is ever grateful for the ACT team in the energy, time, and love they dedicated to him. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Rachel Woodring, and Roland & Jean Washburn, aunt Lori Furr, and uncle Andy Washburn, and we know they had a celebration when they were reunited with him in heaven. In addition to his parents, left to remember him is a brother, Matthew Washburn and wife Brittnai of Huntersville, sisters, Sarah Eggers and husband Braxton of Vilas, and Rebekah Washburn and fiancé, Nathan Bates of Boone. He was a loving uncle to his nephews and niece, Graham Eggers, Davis Eggers, Eli Washburn, Tucker Eggers, and Rosie Washburn. He is also survived by his grandfather, Earl Woodring, aunts and uncles, Brenda & Ricky Miller, Steve & Piper Woodring, and Liz & Brian Moore. He is remembered fondly by close cousins Christina Harris (Ben), Callie Crump (Matt), Ethan Woodring, Zoe Moore, Brody Moore, and Lizzie Mak Crump. He is also survived by his great aunts, Mildred Hayes, Wilma Sutherland, Thelma Taylor, Lona Woodring and many other extended family members. Sam was optimistic about what could be and was always happy to see his family and friends, whom he kept in touch with, both in-person and on facetime. He was a lifelong member of Mount Vernon Baptist Church and was blessed to participate in a number of mission opportunities, including trips to Sri Lanka and Peru. Celebration of Life service for Samuel will be conducted Friday morning, April 21, 2023 at 11 o'clock at Mount Vernon Baptist Church, officiated by Rev. Bud Russell. Graveside services will follow at Mount Lawn Memorial Park & Gardens. The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 6 until 8 o'clock at Austin & Barnes. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in Sam's memory to the ACT team, an organization in the community that assists individuals with mental health issues, or the MVBC Equip Sports Ministry. ACT Team: Daymark Recovery Services-ACTT 132 Poplar Grove Connector, Suite B Boone, NC 28607 Equip Ministry: MVBC-Equip 3505 Bamboo Road Boone, NC 28607 Online condolences may be shared at the website Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Washburn family.
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