Obituary - Sept. 14, 2016

Johnny Lee Townsend, 63, of Cedarville passed away Friday, Sept. 9, 2016, at a local hospital. He was a motor grader operator for the Crawford County Road Department, retiring in July after working for the department for 31 years. He was of the Pentecostal faith. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie and Rosalie (Garner) Townsend; a brother, Rickie Lynn Townsend; a grandson, Cooper Daniel Townsend; and a grandmother, Cillar Garner.

Survivors are his wife, Patsy of the home; two sons, Johnny Lee Townsend Jr. and wife Amanda of Fort Smith and Timmothy Robert Townsend and wife Diana of Cedarville; two brothers, Charles Townsend and wife Sharon of Booneville and Thomas William Townsend and wife Karen of Magazine; one grandchild, Selena Crabtree; and one great-grandchild, Abby (Shelby) Crabtree.

Funeral service was Sept. 13 at Ocker Memorial Chapel in Van Buren with burial at Hall Cemetery in Natural Dam under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home in Van Buren.

Pallbearers were Brandon Coombes, Chris Marion, Rick Coombes, Alphonso Trent III, David Burkhart, Henry Crabtree and Chris Keith.

Online tributes may be left at www.ockerfuneralhome.com.