Obituary and Service Information for Howard "Bebop" Townsend, Jr

Townsend, Jr, Howard "Bebop"

Date: Thursday, September 8, 2011
Time: 5:00p.m. - 8:00p.m.

Visitation Location:
Mahn Funeral Home, DeSoto Chapel

Date: Friday, September 9, 2011
Time: 10:00am

Service Location:
Mahn Funeral Home, DeSoto Chapel

Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made toward funeral expenses

Howard "Bebop" Townsend, Jr., 80, entered into rest on September 2, 2011 at his DeSoto residence. He was born April 15, 1931 in DeSoto; he was the son of the late Howard and Rhoda (Scott) Townsend, Sr.

Mr. Townsend worked in maintenance at the Jefferson County Court House in Hillsboro. He was a member of the Ward Chapel A.M.E. Church in Festus and a member of the Festus American Legion Post #48. He loved the Dallas Cowboys. He had attended the Langston Grade School and graduated from Douglas High in 1950.

Mr. Townsend is survived by brothers, Clyde Townsend of Kansas City, KS, Donald Townsend of Bonne Terre, MO and a sister,Carol Shores of DeSoto, MO. Also survived by many nieces, nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, Sylvester Townsend, Walter Townsend, Donnell Townsend and Leroy Townsend and three sisters, Anna Townsend, Etta Cockrell and Dorothy Thomas.

Rev. Dennis Kelly will be officiating funeral ceremony.


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