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Malcolm "Mac" Ray Washburn

September 16, 1939 ~ October 11, 2019 (age 80)
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Malcolm “Mac” Ray Washburn, 80, of Smyrna, went to be with his Lord on Friday, October 11­, 2019, at his home at 120 Jumping Run Court in Smyrna, North Carolina.

His memorial service will be held at 4p.m. on Sunday, October 13, 2019, at Davis First Baptist Church, in Davis, North Carolina with the Reverends Daniel Melton and Jonathan Griffin officiating. Interment will be private at a later date.

Mac graduated from John Motley Morehead High School in Eden, North Carolina in 1958, where he was active in the United States Naval Reserve. Upon graduation, he spent a distinguished 20-year career with the United States Naval Submarine Service, attaining the rank of Chief Petty Officer with the COMSUBLANT, Atlantic Fleet.

After his retirement from Submarine Service, Mac was able to devote himself to multiple interests such as fishing, horticulture, landscaping, photography, and his love of children. Mac will be long remembered for his children’s sermons in which he shared his love for Jesus Christ at both Calvary Baptist Church in Beaufort, North Carolina and Davis First Baptist Church in Davis, North Carolina. He was a long-time deacon, being ordained at Smyrna Missionary Baptist Church in Smyrna, North Carolina and serving at Calvary Baptist Church, Beaufort, North Carolina. As a Mason, Mac was Past Master at Owen Lodge in Norfolk, Virginia and a member of the Crissie Wright Lodge in Smyrna, North Carolina as well as a lifetime Gideon.

Mac is survived by his wife of 15 years, Brenda Davis Washburn of the home; daughter, Deborah Allison and husband George Jr. of Ellicott City, Maryland; son-in-law, Barry Payne of Hughesville, Maryland; sisters, Cindy Harmon and husband Jack of Sunset Beach, North Carolina and Gayle Trollinger of Cascade, Virginia; brother, Homer Curtis Washburn Jr. of Eden, North Carolina; Mac was blessed with and proud of his four grandchildren, Audrey Batchelder and husband Seth, George Allison III and wife Stephanie, Andrew Payne and Abigail Payne, all of Maryland. He is also survived by his fur baby, Buddy the cat; several nieces and nephews; and brothers-in-law, Henry and Robert Davis of Siler City, North Carolina.

Mac was preceded in death by his parents, Curtis Sr. and Bessie Washburn; his former wife, Elizabeth “Beth” Washburn; sisters, Gloria Barker and Betty Washburn; daughter, Anne Payne; and mother-in-law, Myrtle Brower Davis.

The family will receive friends from 3 p.m. until 4 p.m. on Sunday, October 13, 2019, at Davis First Baptist Church in Davis, North Carolina.

Flowers are welcome but memorial donations can be made to Gideons International at P.O. Box 427, Morehead City, NC 28557.

Family and friends are welcome to submit online condolences at

Arrangements by Munden Funeral Home and Crematory in Morehead City, NC. 

Donations may be made to:

Gideons International Processing Center
P.O. Box 97251, Washington DC 20090

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