|Birth: ||Jan. 22, 1911|
|Death: ||Sep. 16, 2008|
Roy W. Townsend, 97, of 225 Sleepy Hollow Road, Nottingham, PA, died on Tuesday, September 16, 2008 at his home. He was the husband of Elsie Stouppe Townsend who died in 1994.
Rev. Townsend was born in Nine Points, PA, son of the late Jacob N. and Lida Kaffroth Townsend, and step mother Anna Moon.
He was a 1928 graduate of Quarryville High School, and farmed with his father until his personal call to ministry, November 13, 1932. He also graduated from Lincoln University, and Western Theological Seminary with a B.S. in Theology. Rev. Townsend's pastoral service included; Revlock Presbyterian Church 1940-1943, Little Britain Presbyterian Church 1946-1976, Pastor of visitation for First Presbyterian Church of York 1976-1987, and supply pastor for Toughkenamen Presbyterian Church 1984-2003.
Rev. Townsend was a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy where he had served as a chaplain from 1943-1945. His duty placed him on an attack transport in the Pacific theater and a hospital ship during the invasion of Okinawa.
He was a member and chaplain of the Wakefield Lions Club.
Reverend Townsend is survived by his son Robert S., married to Donna Townsend of Emerald Isle, NC, his daughter Mary S. married to Peter Young of Crownsville,, MD, and his grandchildren; Kathryn and Timothy Young and Tracy and Thad Townsend.
The Funeral Service will be held at Little Britain Presbyterian Church, 255 Little Britain Church Road, Peach Bottom on Friday, September 19, 2008 at 12 noon with Pastor Tom Milligan officiating. The burial will be in Little Britain Presbyterian Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the church on Friday, from 10:30 A.M. - 12:00 noon. Memorial contributions in his memory may be made to Little Britain Presbyterian Church, or the Toughkenamon Presbyterian Church.
Reynolds Funeral Home, 144 East State Street, Quarryville, PA serving the family.
Lancaster Newspapers, Lancaster PA
September 18, 2008
Jacob N. Townsend (1873 - 1942)
Elsie May Stouppe Townsend (1908 - 1994)*
Edward K. Townsend (1902 - 1991)*
Roy W Townsend (1911 - 2008)
Little Britain Presbyterian Cemetery
Created by: Carolyn Y Lowe Shifflett
Record added: Sep 18, 2008
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