Kenneth Walter Townsend

Kenneth Walter Townsend

Kenneth Walter Townsend of Ironton passed away on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018 at Woodland Hills Nursing Home in Marble Hill. He was 85.

He was born on Jan. 24, 1933 in Belleville, IL, the son of the late Walter and Mathilda (Cange) Townsend.

On June 25, 2004, he was united in marriage to Dorothy “Marilyn” Collins who survives and resides in Ironton.  

Also surviving are his three sons, Timothy Townsend and Mark Townsend, both of Illinois; David Townsend of Delaware, a step-daughter, Teresa Robinson and husband, Osagie; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one step-granddaughter; and two step-grandsons. He was preceded in death by a grandson, Michael.

Ken served his country in the United States Army. 

He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Ironton. Ken worked as a traffic and transportation dispatcher for the Coca-Cola Company. He enjoyed car mechanics and had a huge collection of antique model cars.  He also enjoyed going to gun shows and watching westerns on TV.

At Ken’s request there are no public funeral services. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church in Ironton.  

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