Skip to content

James Washburn - Obituary



Funeral services for Mr. James Washburn, age 84 of Fayetteville, will be conducted Tuesday at 11:00 am at Higgins Funeral Home with Paul Clayton officiating. Burial will follow in Kirkland Cemetery. Mr. Washburn passed away Saturday evening in St. Thomas Hospital.

Mr. Washburn was a native of Lincoln County, the son of the late John Loyd and Annie Lee McMillan Washburn. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, a dairyman, owner/operator of Washburn Grocery and was an avid breeder of Tennessee Walking Horses. He produced noted world champions such as: Solid Cardon, Sweetie Sky, I'm Infamous, High Altitude, CP3, Stormy's Miss Delightful, A Five Star Lady (Mr. Washburn's pride and joy). Mr. Washburn was a member of the Park City Church of Christ.

Survivors include his wife Nancy Moyers Washburn of Fayetteville, daughter Lisa Washburn, son Curt Washburn and wife Patti, grandsons Jake and Luke Washburn all of Fayetteville.

Visitation with the family was Monday evening from 5 until 8 pm at Higgins Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Multi County Cancer Support Network, 110 E. Lauderdale St., Tullahoma, TN 37388.

More Stories

  • Live from Cornersville

    ReporTV will be live from the Cornersville Lions Club, beginning at 6:00 pm. Read More
  • TWHNC updates class schedule

    The Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration, scheduled for Aug. 22–Sept. 1, has made the following changes to their class schedule... Read More
  • Latest Issue July 23 18

    Read More
  • Celebration makes plans for Adult Pony WGC to return

    The Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration recently made plans to split the amateur pony and 15.2 & under world grand championship classes. In 2017, The Celebration decided to combine the two divisions into a single world grand championship class due to a lack of entries in both divisions. Read More
  • Lead Line WGC moved to Sunday night

    The Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration has announced that the Lead Line World Grand Championship has been moved from the first Saturday morning performance to the Sunday evening schedule at the 80th Annual Celebration.  Read More
  • Lewisburg Millcreek Show canceled

    The Lewisburg Millcreek show, scheduled for July 21, has been canceled due to the amount of rain and storms in the forecast.  Read More
  • International Horse Show updates

    The 40th Annual International Pleasure & Colt Grand Championship, scheduled for July 27 - August 4, 2018 is soon approaching and promises to be the year's greatest showcase for the flat-shod Tennessee Walking Horse... Read More
  • Obituary – Jerry Lunsford

    The Report has recently learned of the passing of Jerry Lunsford. He was a long time member of the Georgia Walking Horse Association. A full obituary will be posted when it becomes available.  Read More
  • Birth Announcement – Juke Rein Jenne'

    Justin, Hope and Jagger Jenne' happily welcome the arrival of their son and baby brother, Juke Rein Jenne’ on July 10, 2018. He weighed 7 lbs. 4 ounces and measured 20 inches in length.  Read More
  • TWHBEA Election coming soon

    August 1, 2018, is the deadline to have your candidacy declared for the Int'l Board of Directors at TWHBEA.  TWHBEA needs enthusiasm,  fresh perspective, and help, every term to continue growth and prosperity.  Read More