George Bentz Townsley
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George Townsley, 94, passed away peacefully at his home on April 1, 2014. Born May 16, 1919, near Idaville, he was the son of Claude J. and Emma L. Bentz Townsley. He graduated in 1937 from Chalmers High School and made his home there until 1970 when he and his family moved to the Lafayette area. After graduation, he met and on October 12, 1940 married Geneva R. Dunk. George was employed for over 43 years by the Aluminum Company of America, retiring in 1983. He served in World War ll in the Marine Corp receiving a Purple Heart for wounds received in the Battle of Okinawa. George enjoyed reading books, woodworking, fishing and IU basketball. George is preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Claude J. (Ted) Townsley, a sister, Ida Viola Townsley Leslie, an infant sister Claudine and grandson, Cary Christopher Townsley. He is survived by his wife, the love of his life for 73 years, and three children, sons Leslie Townsley (wife Sandra) of Orange Park, FL, Darryl Townsley (wife Mary) of Eldon, MO, and daughter Susan Karns of Lafayette; eight grandchildren Sarah, Ian, Deac, Mark, Amy, Kelly, Jennifer and David; 12 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. The family wishes to thank Bob Seybold of Home Instead, Dr. Joel Mulder of IU Health, the IU Hospice Team and Calvary Baptist Church for the compassionate and loving care provided to our father and family. Friends will be received from 1:00 pm until the time of the service at 2:00 pm on Saturday, April 5, 2014 at Soller-Baker Lafayette Chapel, 400 Twyckenham Blvd Lafayette, IN 47909 with Pastor Reggie Alderman officiating. Burial will follow at IOOF Cemetery in Brookston. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Disabled American Veterans, IU Hospice Care or a
. You may sign the guest book and leave memories at www.soller-baker.com All is well, safely rest, God is nigh.
Soller-Baker Funeral Homes, Inc. - Lafayette Chapel
400 Twyckenham Blvd. Lafayette, IN 47909-7113
Published in the Journal & Courier from Apr. 3 to Apr. 4, 2014