OBIT-John Townsend, Sr.

John Townsend, Sr. passed away at Mission Regional Hospital on Friday, May 8, 2015. He was born at his parent’s home on Taylor Rd. in 1926 and resided near his birthplace, in Sharyland, for the next 80 years.

He farmed and ranched in the McCook area from 1948 until he retired in 1995 watching the land being transformed from brush land to farmland.

He is survived by three sons, John, Bill and Chuck; brothers, Pat and Mike; sister, Margaret Miksch; seven grandchildren; and three great grandchildren; 25 nieces and nephews and numerous other relatives.

He is preceded in death by his parents, C.A. and Virginia Townsend; his wife, Eleanor Marie Townsend; and siblings, Alfred Townsend, Mary Ann Tokheim, and Quintin Townsend.

The family would like to thank his longtime caregiver Estella Castilleja, Mission Nursing and Rehab Center and Mission Regional Hospital ICU for their care.

Funeral Mass was held at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church in McAllen on Monday, May, with burial at Roselawn Cemetery.

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