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Coy D. Townsend

BURLESON — Coy D. Townsend, 91, passed away Saturday, April 4, 2015.
Celebration of life: 2 p.m. Friday at Crestmont Baptist Church, 640 N.W. Tarrant Ave., Burleson. Interment: Coy will be laid to rest with his wife, Mildred, in Burleson Memorial Cemetery.
Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Brown, Owens & Brumley Family Funeral Home.
Coy, the youngest son and seventh of eight children, was born Aug. 12, 1923, in Liberty, Okla., to Emily and Walter S. Townsend. As a young man, he left Oklahoma and served two tours in the Civilian Conservation Corps in Wyoming and had many stories to tell. He married Mildred Crabtree on July 11, 1942, and they lived most of their married life in Fort Worth. After 30 years as a switchman with the Southern Pacific Railroad, he retired and built his own house in Bonham. He later moved to Burleson to be close to family.
Coy was known as a man who could fix anything. He was a hardworking man, a good husband and a father who taught his children the value of hard work and responsibility. He will be deeply missed by family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Mildred, in 2010; and all his siblings.
Survivors: Son, Larry Townsend and wife, Darlene; daughter, Gloria Ayars and husband, Bill; grandchildren, Scot Townsend, Nicole Wooldridge, Alan Ayars and Lara Soriano; seven great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and numerous extended family and friends.

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Condolence Messages

  1. So sorry for your loss. Unfortunately, I will not be able to attend his services, but know that I will be there in thought and prayer. Uncle Coy is now with Aunt Mildred and with this knowledge, hopefully it will comfort his family. Rest in peace Uncle Coy!

  2. John & Joan Lewellen

    I am so sorry for all of his family in the loss of Uncle Coy. I know he will be missed. I have many memories when we were all much younger but sorry I did not see him that much in the later years. I will pray for all of you and ask God to comfort you in your grief.

  3. I am so sorry that I cannot attend but I will be there in prayer with you. I know you realize that he was always a good man. He lived his life with no pretense and extremes but a very realistic knowledge of who he was and where he came from. I know you will miss him. I am sure he was ready to go so that should be of some comfort to you.

  4. I am so sorry that I cannot attend but all of you are in my prayers. Your Dad was a good man who knew who he was and where he came from. After he went to CC’s I lost contact with him but that was a defining time for him. He sent money home for his mom and dad and it gave him confidence and opportunity that he needed at that time. I know you will miss him.

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