The Times West Virginian

Obituaries

December 27, 2012

William Townsend

William “Bill” “Poodle” Lawrence Townsend, formerly of Fairmont, died Thursday (Dec. 6, 2012) in Buffalo, N.Y., after a brief illness.

He was born in Baxter on Feb. 5, 1946, a son of Dona (Riffle) Townsend of Bellview and the late Creed W. Townsend.

He is survived by his third wife, Katherine, whom he married in 2002.

Bill held several jobs such as bus driver for Marion County, Westinghouse, self-employed and as a truck driver.

He proudly served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War.

In addition to his third wife, he is survived by his daughter, Janet and husband Mike Rollings of Olney, Texas; and three sons, Robert Howard and fiancee Kathy (Cottrell) Townsend of Fairmont, TSgt. William Lawrence and wife Krystal Townsend Jr. of Bossier City, La., and Zachery Len Townsend of Fairmont.

He is also survived by two stepdaughters and one stepson.

He is also survived by nine grandchildren, Cody and Keeley Rollings of Olney, Texas, Reva Chickerell, Stan Townsend, Diann Trusler and Zachery Joseph Ray Townsend, all of Fairmont, and Gabe, Gavin and Gabriella Townsend of Bossier City, La.

He is also survived by one great-grandson, Jenson William Cole Chickerell of Fairmont.

Also surviving are two sisters and two brothers, Freda Kelley of Fairmont, Veta and husband Ed Cottrell of West Virginia, Richard and Joyce Townsend of Farmington, and Kenny and Sandy Townsend of Rivesville.

Also surviving are several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and -nephews and two great-great-nieces.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Delmas and Charles Townsend; and one sister, JoAnn Townsend. He was also preceded in death by one niece, Susan Townsend Kuhn.

A memorial will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Hagen’s Christian Church with full military rites. Family and friends are invited to attend.

1
Text Only
Obituaries
  • Delma Jean Jones

    Delma Jean “Granny” Jones, 84, of Flat Run, Mannington, went to be with our heavenly Father on July 21, 2014. She was born Oct. 27, 1929. She resided with her daughter and son-in-law, Alice Faye and Roger Efaw of Flat Run, Mannington.

    July 23, 2014

  • Essie Mae Looman

    Essie Mae Barnes Looman, 99, of St. Clairsville, Ohio, formerly of Shinnston, died Sunday (July 20, 2014) at Forest Hill Care Center in St. Clairsville.

    July 23, 2014

  • Joseph M. Laufer

    Joseph M. Laufer passed away on Saturday (July 19, 2014), surrounded by his loving wife and four children. He was 79 years old.

    July 22, 2014

  • OBIT-Towns.jpg Scott Allan Towns

    Scott Allan Towns, 47, of Fairmont, passed from this life Sunday (July 20, 2014) in his home under Hospice Care, after a valiant four-year battle with cancer. He was born in Fairmont on Aug. 27, 1966, a son of his loving parents, Johnie W. Towns of Cassville and Elizabeth Ann Bright Towns of Rivesville.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • OBIT-Towns.jpg Scott Towns

    Scott Allan Towns, 47, of Fairmont, passed from this life Sunday (July 20, 2014) in his home under Hospice Care, after a valiant four-year battle with cancer. He was born in Fairmont on Aug. 27, 1966, a son of Johnie W. Towns of Cassville and Elizabeth Ann Bright Towns of Rivesville and his stepmother Brenda Towns.

    July 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • OBIT-Weston, Harold.jpg Harold “Wolfman” Weston

    Harold Lawrence “Wolfman” Weston, 78, of Fairmont, departed this life on Tuesday (July 15, 2014) at Meadowview Manor nursing facility in Bridgeport.

    July 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • OBIT-Miller.jpg Don Miller

    Don Edward Miller, 72, of Flemington, passed away Saturday (July 19, 2014) at his residence surrounded by his loving family. He was born June 1, 1942, in Grafton, a son of the late Edward and Margaret Eileen Sloan Miller.

    July 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • Francis Vernon Mallonee

    Francis Vernon Mallonee, 86, of Palm Harbor, Florida, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 24, 2014, surrounded by all of his children.

    July 20, 2014

  • Mark Reeves

    Mark Camden Reeves, 57, of Bryden Rd., Columbus, Ohio, passed away Friday afternoon (July 18, 2014) in Grant Medical Center in Columbus Ohio. 

    July 20, 2014

  • Harold ‘Wolfman’ Weston

    Harold Lawrence “Wolfman” Weston, 78, of Fairmont, departed this life at Meadowview Manor nursing facility in Bridgeport.
    He was born April 26, 1936, in Newport, Rhode Island, the son of the late Virginia Weston Johnson.

    July 20, 2014

House Ads
Featured Ads