William Ralph Townsend

Age 55, of Myrtle Creek, OR, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 17, 2013. He was born on September 22, 1957, in Merced CA., The son of William C. Townsend Jr and wife, Lorraine of Winston. Loving Mother, Linda Sayler and husband, Bill of Sutherlin. He was a Veteran of the Navy and worked at RFP plant 4. William was well loved by all who knew him. He is preceded in death by his grandparents; step-mother, Ruth Townsend; step-brothers: Ron, Jack and Jimmy Bates; and nephew, Jacob. He is survived by his wife, Lil; two boys: William R Townsend Jr. of Glide; Jeffrey A Townsend of Hermiston; twin grandsons: Jeff Jr. and Randy; mother-in-law, Lola Vlot of Canyonville; brother-in-law, Joe Vlot of Canyonville; sister-in-law Mary Villa and daughter, Tara of San Siemon, CA; sister, Donna McSperitt of Winston; brother, Larry Bates of Winston; sister, Lisa and Larry Schrader of Roseburg; sister, Leslie ‘Kay’ Townsend, of Eugene; brother Jerry and Cricket Townsend of Dillard. He has too many cousins; nieces and nephews to name but loved them all. A celebration of Life will be on Saturday May 4, 2013, from 2-4 p.m. May bring snacks and chairs to: 4070 Strickland Canyon Rd. Contact Lisa S 541-643-8883 or Jerry T 541-643-0699 for info. In Lieu of flowers a donation can will be available to help with funeral expenses, or mail to Lil Townsend at PO Box 1514 Myrtle Creek OR 97457. Officiating will be Pastor Bill Sanders.


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