Shad Logan Washburn

June 3, 1980 - May 7, 2020

Shad Logan Washburn, 39, a resident of Fort Myers for the past 20 years, formerly of Lansing, MI and Tallahassee, FL, passed away Thursday, May 7, 2020 in Fort Myers.  He was born June 3, 1980 in Lansing, MI.

Shad was of the Christian faith.  He became a 3X undefeated State Champion and a 4X State Finalist who broke the State record for the most consecutive wins in a row, 115 to be exact and was voted best Wrestler in the State of Florida.

His main goal in life was to learn and be the best dad he could be for his little girl Reina which he loved more than anything on earth.

Shad touched so many lives and will be missed by many.

He is survived by his loving parents, Linda Washburn of Lehigh Acres and Terry L. Washburn of MI; daughter, Reina Washburn; maternal grandmother, Bonnie Williams of MI; brother, Terry Washburn and wife, Jennifer Butler Washburn of Marco Island, FL; sister, Katrina Washburn of Lehigh Acres; three nieces, Karina Kaylee, Kiana and Audrey; three nephews, Luke, Justice and Nate; one great niece, Lydia as well as two great nephews, Nate and Naziah. 

Shad was preceded in death by his brother, Shane Wood. 

Funeral Services will be held 4:00 PM on Saturday, May 16, 2020 at Mullins Memorial, 3654 Palm Beach Blvd, Ft. Myers, FL 33916.  The Family will receive friends for a time of visitation at 2:00 PM until the time of service.  Per CDC COVID-19 guidelines, Mullins Memorial suggests that all participants wear a mask. We remind everyone to maintain Social Distancing while in our facilities.

Monetary contributions in memory of Shad Washburn are suggested to the Washburn Family, c/o Mullins Memorial, 1056 NE 7th Terrace, Cape Coral, FL 33909.

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Fort Myers, is entrusted with final care.


  1. Cathleen Gomez May 15, 2020 at 2:32 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I miss Shad terribly but know I will see him again! I have lots of fond memories and will cherish them forever!

  2. Chipper Williams May 15, 2020 at 2:37 pm

    It doesn’t seems that long ago a little boy walked into my sister’s house when I was there and yelled, “UNCLE CHIP!” and wrapped his little arms around me.
    We didn’t know then what a big impact we would have in each other’s lives.
    You made me be a better man Shad.❤️

  3. Katie Basrian May 15, 2020 at 5:42 pm

    You are so dearly loved and will be greatly missed. “Shad was of the Christian faith. He became a 3X undefeated State Champion and a 4X State Finalist who broke the State record for the most consecutive wins in a row, 115 to be exact and was voted best Wrestler in the State of Florida.” This is how you will always be remembered, A Champion. ❤

  4. Catherine Spence May 15, 2020 at 5:47 pm

    Shad was an amazing person. We have been friends for over 20 years. No matter what.. life brought us separate ways. However, it also brought us back together when we really needed friendship. My heart hurts so bad because I feel selfish. I wish I could have done more. I will forever remember all the amazing memories through our younger years. Your favorite saying….

    ” I’m Shad Washburn, 3 x state champion.”

    Always. And thats the Shad I’m going to remember. The strong, funny and loving guy, who always made people laugh.

    Fly high my friend.. you will forever be in my heart.

  5. Ash B. May 15, 2020 at 11:22 pm

    I was/am deeply saddened to learn of Shad’s passing. I hadn’t been in touch with Shad for many years, but tried to keep up with him on Facebook. Shad was an instrumental friend in my life in the late 90’s and early 2000’s. Shad was small in stature, but made up for it in personality. His smile was mesmerizing and his laugh was contagious. I pray for peace and comfort for his family during this devastating time. Rest Easy, Shad Logan.❤️

  6. Cindylou Williams May 16, 2020 at 10:00 am

    Fly high and Free Shaddy..aunt Cindy will be watching for you..

  7. Debbie Hayes May 20, 2020 at 8:33 am

    My heart aches to hear of Shad’s passing. Dustin and I had so much fun with Shad. There are so many great memories and stories I could share. I’ll never forget just pulling over and jumping out of the car to just dance in the down pouring rain. The world lost a champion and my condolences are with Linda, Terry Lee, Katrina and Reina. Love, good vibes and hugs from Michigan ❤

  8. Denise Dubay May 24, 2020 at 3:05 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. I remember Shad from his wrestling days at Wakulla High School. He wrestled with my son Paul Dubay Jr. They were more then teammates. They were friends.

  9. Rebecca Walker Jun 3, 2020 at 10:08 pm

    I will forever miss you and I remember helping your mom make hair ties and clean house. I miss your brother Shane as well . I didn’t know you had the same birthday as my brother. Love you my friend

  10. Henry Kundert Jun 6, 2020 at 8:21 pm

    I’ve loved Terry n Shad for what they have become n I’m glad that they made a mark in my life n that they where the best friends I’ve ever had. Rest in peace!

  11. Linda Washburn Jun 7, 2020 at 9:07 pm

    Shad, Mommy misses you so much. I have now lost my oldest son Shane and my youngest son Shad. You are now in heaven with your brother. I hope to be with you both someday. All My Love Your Mother.

  12. Jay Veltkamp Feb 12, 2021 at 4:30 pm

    I loved Shad and all the boys on my son’s wrestling team at Wakulla High. I had the privilege of taking him to several non school meets. He was incredible.

  13. Greg clark Jun 12, 2021 at 12:18 pm

    Love you bro just found out RIP

  14. John Martin Sep 9, 2021 at 12:53 am

    May you finally rest in peace my brother in Christ. We know your heart and will miss ya bro.
    I just found out.
    Forever our 3X CHAMP

  15. Sultan Ellington Sep 14, 2021 at 1:16 am

    I probably don’t know you but every time I go in the wrestling room I see your banners and I gives me hope that I can be a state champion so I can put my banner up there

  16. Troy Ganion Nov 9, 2021 at 7:19 am

    It was a pleasure to know you and to wrestler you 3 times in 1999. Of course u bet me in the state finals. Much respect. You will always have a place n my heart. U made me better.

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