Algene Washington, 76, of Tecumseh, Oklahoma, passed away Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, in Shawnee, Oklahoma.

Algene Washington, 76, of Tecumseh, Oklahoma, passed away Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, in Shawnee, Oklahoma.

Algene was born in Wewoka, Oklahoma, on June 20, 1941, to Willie and Florine (Dirt) Washington.

Algene was raised in the Shawnee and Tecumseh area, graduated from Tecumseh High and Haskell Institute in Lawrence, Kansas. He then relocated to the San Francisco Bay area for the next 40 years where he married and raised his family. Algene moved back to Tecumseh in 2000.

Algene was a machinist by occupation. He was a member of the Absentee Shawnee Tribe and served as Arena Director and Judge at Pow Wows throughout the country. He was a Southern Straight Dancer and a member of the Red Hawk Drum group, singing with various drum groups throughout Oklahoma.

Algene was humorous and a great story teller. He enjoyed watching action and western movies.

He was also an avid Raiders football fan.

He was preceded in death by son, Ronald Washington; five sisters, Irene Wilson, Pauline Elephant, Lovina Day, Norma Jean Serena, and Lois Fern Spoon; four Brothers, Curtis Washington, Herman Washington, Kenneth Washington, and (infant brother) Thomas Washington.

He is survived by daughter and son-in- law, April and Denny Stanley of Milton, Washington; two sons, Algene Washington, Jr of Red Wood City, California, Eric Washington of Tecumseh; 12 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; many friends; adopted family; and extended family.

Tribal Rites will be Sunday evening, Oct. 8, at Horseshoe Bend Community Center in Shawnee. Burial will be Monday morning, Oct. 9, at Johnson Cemetery, Shawnee, under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home of Tecumseh.

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