Harry L. Townsend
November 8, 1907 - February 19, 1995
Harry L. Townsend, 87, of Sheridan, died on Sunday, February 19, 1995, at 8:38 p.m. at Colorado-Fayette Medical Center in Weimar. He was born November 8, 1907 near Rock Island to Mose M. and Minnie Ann Bronson Townsend. He was a native and lifelong resident of Colorado County and attended Rock Island Schools. In 1973, he retired from Coastal States Gas Producing Company, having spent a lifetime career working as a driller in the oil and gas drilling and exploration farm system.
He and Maudie Botard were married in Cuero on January 21, 1974. Townsend spent 43 years in law enforcement in Colorado County, working as a Constable, Deputy Sheriff and Special Deputy before retirement.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Mamie Baker; brothers, Howard, Hume and Archie. Survivors include his wife of Sheridan; daughters, Mozelle Rollins of Pensacola, Florida, Dixie Kay Townsend of Jasper and step-daughter Sue High of Sheridan; son, Billy Lester Townsend of Houston; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, other loved ones.
Graveside services were scheduled for 3 p.m. Wednesday, February 22, 1995, from the Myrtle Cemetery, Rock island, with Rev. Brent Pittman, Pastor, First Baptist Church of Sheridan, officiating.
Honorary pallbearers were Albert Botard, Isam Briscoe Jr., Hume and Louis Baker, Howard William Townsend, Clyde Townsend and Robin Taylor.
Sympathy is extended to the family in their loss. Eagle Lake Headlight, Feb. 23, 1995
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