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OBIT – John Townsend Jr.

MARBLE FALLS – John J. Townsend Jr. of Marble Falls, formerly of Mission and McAllen, passed away on Sunday, April 9, 2017.

Mr. Townsend was born in McAllen on Nov. 3, 1950. He attended Our Lady of Sorrows School, graduated from McAllen High school in 1968 and Pan American University in 1975 with a degree in government. He was a minor league baseball player in Houston. He was an organizer and chairman of the Valley NRA.

Survivors include his wife of 39 years, Deborah Kay Townsend; children, Whitney Presley and Ross Townsend; brother, William Townsend; and a granddaughter.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Marie Townsend.

Visitation will be held at St. Peter and St. Paul Episcopal Church in Mission on Tuesday, April 11, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. A memorial service will be held at St. Peter and St Paul on Wednesday, April 12, at 4 p.m.

Memorials may be made to The American Cancer Society, St. Peter & St. Paul Episcopal Church or the charity of one’s choice.

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