Larry Lee Townsend, 68, of Elizabethton, passed away Tuesday, October 11, 2011, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital. He was native of Carter County. Larry worked at Inland Container for 17-1/2 years and at Snap-on Tools for 19-1/2 years before taking retirement. He was a loving husband and loving and caring father to his four children. He is loved and will be missed greatly. Larry attended the Blue Ridge Mountain Church, Elk Park, N.C. He loved football and fishing with his grandsons. He was preceded in death by his mother, Susan Townsend, and a brother, Billy Townsend.
Survivors include his wife of 34 years, Carolyn Stines Townsend; four daughters and three sons-in-law, Shawna and Michael Odom, Hampton, Deana and Tim Hartley, Butler, Lisa and Jim Hartmon of Pennsylvania and Michelle Townsend of Maryland; a brother, Vernon Townsend, Elizabethton; and eight grandchildren, Abraham Odom, Jonathon Odom, Brittany Marvel, Phillip Marvel, Timothy Hartley, Faith Hartley, Vanessa Sewell and Mikel Osbey.
Funeral services for Mr. Townsend will be conducted at 7 p.m. Friday, October 14, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Pastor Donald Stines officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, October 14, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Saturday to go to the cemetery. Condolences to the Townsend family may be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements