SHERMAN - Robert D. Townsend, 79, passed away quietly at home with his wife by his side on November 30, 2012 after struggling several years with cancer.
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Robert was born February 24, 1933 in Minor Hill, Tenn. He was a member of the U.S. Air Force. He married Martha Luna on November 3, 1956 in Saugatuck, Mich.
Robert is survived by his loving wife Martha of Sherman; daughters, Mr. Jeff Shepard and wife Cindy of Albion, Mich., Ms. Connie Bowerman of Denison, Mr. Donald Verhoeven and wife Rita of Battle Creek, Mich., Ms. Lynn DeGarmo of Sherman, Mr. Steven Thornhill and wife Julie of Denison; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; three sisters; and two brothers. Mr. Townsend was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, and sisters.
A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. on December 6, 2012 at Fairview Cemetery Chapel. Pastor Bill Whitehead will officiate.
The family would like to thank Home Hospice and May's Home Health. May God bless all.
The online register book may be signed at waldofuneralhome.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Waldo Funeral Home in Sherman.
Published in The Herald Democrat on Dec. 2, 2012