H. L. Townsend Jr., 85, of Parsons, passed away Friday, Jan. 10, 2020 at AHC Decatur County in Parsons.

He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Boyd Townsend of Parsons; son, Kyle L. Townsend of Linden; step-son, D. J. Wood of CO; daughter, Valerie R. (Adam Brasher) Townsend of Parsons; step-daughters, Donna Norris of Parsons; Tresa Weatherford of Parsons; and Staci Raney of Decaturville; two grandchildren; and five step-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Dodson Townsend; mother, Ruth E. Jennings Townsend; and father; Hobart L. Townsend.

Funeral services for Mr. Townsend will be held Monday, Jan. 13, 2020 at 2 p.m. at the Mt. Tabor Church in Parsons. The church will be open at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at Parsons City Cemetery in Parsons.

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