Jerry Dale Townsend of Dudley, son of the late James and Myrtle Irene Williams Townsend, was born in Fisk, Missouri on October 20, 1944, and passed away at the Southeast Health Center of Stoddard County on July 17, 2018, at the age of 73 years, 8 months and 27 days.
He had lived in the Dudley area most of his life. He had worked as a carpenter for Brown Construction for over 25 years and had attended the Advance First Church. He was a avid Cardinal Baseball fan and enjoyed watching westerns.
On November 20, 1965, he was married to Janice Jean Hunt in Dudley.
Surviving are his wife, Janice Townsend of Dudley; two sons, Jerry (Angela) Townsend of Dexter, Scott (Stephanie) Townsend of Dudley; 8 grandchildren, Cory (Becca) Townsend, Sydney (Brandon) Lutman, Monica Odell, Kendra (Roy) Johnson, Jasmin (Jacob) Kidd, Myah Townsend, Alex Townsend, and Gabriel Townsend; four great grandchildren, Elisha Townsend, Faith Townsend, Jaxton Kidd and Samuel Johnson; two sisters, JoAnn (David) Horn of Farmington; Emma Lou Hobbs of Jonesboro, Arkansas; three brothers, Carl (Dorothy) Townsend of Dexter, Pete (Martha) Townsend of Jackson, Larry (Doris) Townsend of Pacific. Other relatives and friends also survive. He was preceded in death by four brothers, David, Bob, Louie, and Jack Townsend and one sister, Shirley Bender.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, July 21, 2018, after 12:00 p.m. at Watkins & Sons Funeral Service in Dexter, Missouri until time of services at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Cory Townsend of Dudley and Pastor Brad Moore of Advance officiating.
Interment will follow in the Dudley Cemetery in Dudley, Missouri with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter in charge of arrangements.