October 1, 1923 - September 12, 2010
"View This Video Tribute"Henry Ford Townsend, age 86, of 181 Hopson Road, Johnson City, passed away at his residence on Sunday, September 12, 2010 following a brief battle with cancer. A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late Hobert Lee Townsend and Hattie Hodge Townsend. In addition to his parents, Ford was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Norma Fay Townsend, on November 17, 2007.Mr. Townsend was retired as a painter from the Veteranâ??s Administration, Mountain Home, TN. He served his country with the U.S. Navy during WWII from 1944-1946. Ford was an avid camper and enjoyed spending his winters in Frostproof, FL for several years following his retirement. He was of the Christian faith.Mr. Townsend is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Tom and Kathy Townsend, Oliver Springs, TN, John and Mitzi Townsend, and Steve and Patti Townsend, all of Johnson City; eight grandchildren, J.P. Townsend, Johnson City, Karen Townsend Majchrzak and husband, Steve, Nashville, TN, Brian Townsend of the U.S. Air Force currently stationed in Las Vegas, NV, Michael Townsend, Jonesborough, Amy Townsend Wandel and husband, Brandon, Johnson City, Becky Townsend, Johnson City, Jill Coggins and Chad Hatley, Elizabethton, and Joey Coggins and wife, Deanne, Duncan, SC: seven great-grandchildren, Hunter Townsend, Johnson City, Zack and Savannah Coggins, Elizabethton, Austin, Abby, and Josie Coggins, Duncan, SC, and Helaiyna Reyes, Elizabethton; and two brothers and three sisters-in-law, Glen and Margaret Townsend, Elizabethton, Bob and Betty Townsend, and Marcella Townsend, all of Johnson City. Several nieces and nephews also survive.The funeral service for Mr. Henry Ford Townsend will be conducted at 7:00 P.M. Tuesday, September 14, 2010 in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with Mr. Todd Wolfe, Minister, officiating. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 5:00-7:00 P.M. prior to the service at the funeral home or at the residence other times.The graveside service will be conducted at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, September 15, 2010 in the Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Military honors will be provided by the American Legion Post #49 of Elizabethton.
"View This Video Tribute"Henry Ford Townsend, age 86, of 181 Hopson Road, Johnson City, passed away at his residence on Sunday, September 12, 2010 following a brief battle with cancer. A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late Hobert... View Obituary & Service Information
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