Arstell Frank Washington


Arstell Frank Washington 64 of Columbus, Ohio, transitioned on November 28, 2023 while at home after a brief illness.

He was born in Columbus, Ohio on December 11, 1958, to Arstell Washington and Elizabeth Washington (both deceased).

Arstell graduated from Linden-McKinley High School class of 1976. He retired from Luxottica. He was a family man who took great joy in his children and their offspring. He also found joy in music, particularly Jazz. He liked all sports and loved the Dallas Cowboys.

He was preceded in death by a brother, J.C. Smith, and a daughter, Tameka Washington.

He is survived by Betty Rickabaugh (longtime partner) along with her son, Dakota Rickabaugh, both of Ohio. Deborah Washington (sister) of Ohio, Trudy Washington (sister) of Texas, Lawanda Newton (daughter) of Ohio, Falon Washington (daughter) of Ohio, Elizabeth Washington (daughter) of California, Arstell Washington (son) of Ohio, Latia Newton (granddaughter) of Ohio, Jamie Newton (grandson) of Ohio, Phillip Newton (grandson) of Ohio, Kamry Richmond (granddaughter) of Ohio, Kalon Washington (granddaughter) of Ohio, Kyrie Washington (grandson) of Ohio, three great granddaughters and one great grandson, all of Ohio. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Visitation 10:00am and Funeral 11:00am Wednesday, December 6, 2023 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE NORTH, 2500 Cleveland Ave.

Interment at Evergreen Burial Park.

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Condolence Messages

  1. I met Frankie when I was 13. He and Debbie were my first friends when I moved here. I thought he was funny and goofy and silly. Everything a 13 year old girl loves in an older guy. He remained my friend even though we didn’t see each other often. He was always true and sweet and special to me.

  2. Extending my deepest and most heartfelt sympathy to family and friends on the death of my cousin Arstell…”Frankie” Washington
    Gone from our earthly view ..forever in our hearts.

  3. My Prayers and condolences to Debbie and the family,May God Give you comfort in this very trying time,Lift you up on every leaning side.

  4. Melissa Washington

    Debbie and Family,
    We extend our sincere condolences and prayers to the family. I can remember coming to Ohio and visiting with my older siblings (Priscilla, Phyllis and Lamar). Please know that we are sending love, hugs and prayers from Georgia.
    Rest in Peace Cousin Frankie
    Love you all,
    Cousin Melissa and Eddie Ruth (George) Washington, Cedartown Georgia

  5. Roberta LBlackwell

    Sending my deepest condolences to the Washington family in the passing of Frank the family is in my prayers the Blackwell family.

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