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John Larry Townsend

Graveside service for Mr. John Larry Townsend will be 11 a.m., Saturday, January 9, 2021, at Easthaven Cemetery.

John, 83, was born at his home, March 11, 1937, in Lincoln County, Brookhaven, where he would marry his wife Lorraine and start a family. After graduating from high school, he joined and served his country in the United States Army. John also lived in Metairie, LA, where he was a homebuilder and was a member of the Home Builders Association where he received many awards. He built beautiful homes in the New Orleans surrounding areas. John had a passion for Tractor Pulling, he competed, promoted and enjoyed the camaraderie of the sport. He returned to Lincoln County where he would marry Janice and enjoy the remainder of his life spending his retirement cattle farming and trail riding in covered wagon to the Dixie National Rodeo. John was a great pillar and friend to the community and would not hesitate to help anyone ever. John loved his family and friends and will be missed and remembered forever as an amazing and wonderful man.

He is preceded in death by his wives, Marcia Lorraine Smith Townsend and Janice Carol Oliver Townsend; parents, Henry Otho Townsend and Lucinda Hall Townsend; siblings, Fannie Lou Townsend Price and Pink Corbit Kyzar.

He is survived by his children, Joyce Diane Townsend Adams and Johnny Tim Townsend; sister, Patsy Ruth Townsend Denson; three grandchildren, Kevin Ortego Jr., Valerie Ortego, Wesley Adams; four great-grandchildren, Alissa, Kylie, and Kegan Ortego and Nolan House as well as other loving family members and friends.

Condolences and other information are available online at www.riverwoodfamily.com.