Merritt Franklin “Bob” Washam
1927 – 2012
CANTON — Merritt Franklin Washam, 84, of 76 Wesley Street, passed away on Friday, Nov. 9, 2012 at his residence.
He was a native of Davidson, North Carolina in Mecklenburg County and a resident of Haywood County since 1955. He was the son of the late Smiley and Sarah Washam. He also was preceded in death by three sisters, Frances Wilson, Elizabeth Dove, and Rachel Jetton; and a brother, William P. Washam.
He was a member of Canton First Baptist Church and a graduate of Davidson High School and of Appalachian State University. He served in the United States Marine Corps, Second Division, 21st Marines during World War II. He retired from Champion International Corporation with 32 years of service as supervisor of the train system and wood yard.
Mr. Washam served as ...