TOWNSEND, SR. "EDDIE", Edwin P., age 65, passed away Monday, April 28, 2014 in Sebring, Florida. Mr. Townsend was born in Key West, Florida to George and Hazel Marie (Lightsey) Townsend. He was a block mason, served in the United States Marine's during Vietnam, he was a Cub Scout Leader, member of the Florida Cracker Trail Association and a member of Avon Park Lakes Baptist Church and a resident of Avon Park since 1949 coming from Key West, Florida. He is survived by his wife, Peggy Townsend, of Avon Park, Florida; daughter, Paula Boyd (Bobby), of Avon Park, Florida; sons, Edwin P. Townsend, Jr., R.L. (Mandi) Townsend, Albert L. (Crissy) Townsend, and Jonathan Townsend, all of Avon Park, Florida; mother, Hazel Townsend, of Avon Park, Florida; sister, Gwen Zander, of Avon Park, Florida; brothers, G.L. Townsend (Becky), of Avon Park, Florida and Luke Townsend, of Avon Park, Florida; 11 grandchildren; along with numerous nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by Baby Boy Townsend (his first son) and his father, George Light Townsend, Sr.. Visitation will be held Saturday, May 3, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Avon Park Lakes Baptist Church with funeral service to begin at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. George Hall officiating. Arrangements entrusted to: Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home of Avon Park (863) 453-3101 www.stephensonnelsonfh. com
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Published in TBO.com on Apr. 30, 2014