Jesse Eugene Townsend


           Jesse Eugene Townsend, 96, of Stuttgart passed away Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018, at Crestpark.

          Mr. Townsend was born Jan. 30, 1922, in Wabbaseka to Jesse Eugene Townsend Sr. and Helen Edith Ballard Townsend. Following high school graduation, he entered the Air Force and was a World War II fighter pilot serving overseas in Burma. He retired after 20 years and moved to Stuttgart to farm and raise his family. He was a member of Grand Avenue United Methodist Church.

          Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Charlotte Scroggins Townsend; their son, Douglas Scott Townsend; and a sister, Edith Townsend Lay.

          Survivors are his niece, Lynn and husband Bill of Conway, and nephew, Jim Lay of Rogers, and their families.

          A graveside service, officiated by the Rev. Glenn Larsen, will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Lone Tree Cemetery by Turpin Funeral Home.

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