December 15, 1956 - December 28, 2021
Bobby J. Townsend, age 65, of Elizabethton, Tennessee went home to be with his Lord on Tuesday, December 28, 2021 at his home in Elizabethton. Bobby was born in Elizabethton to the late Dayton and Bertha Byers Townsend. In addition to his parents, Bobby was also preceded in death by three sisters, Daylene Tolley, Maria Parker and Roncella Phillips; and a grandson, Connor Townsend. Bobby, despite being disabled, was determined to live his life to its fullest. He was strong willed and read his Bible religiously. Bobby had plenty of friends and was a member of Moore’s Chapel Free Will Baptist Church. He enjoyed drag racing, working on cars and riding his motorcycle. Those left to cherish his memory include a son, Stacy Townsend of Knoxville; a daughter, Misty Silvers of Elizabethton; his grandchildren, Mikaela Silvers, Amanda Silvers, Skyler Townsend and Adien Townsend all of Elizabethton; a great granddaughter, Brooklyn Whitson; his siblings, Butch Townsend, Gail Otey and DeeDee Hicks; a special friend, Mary Anne Smith; and several nieces and nephews also survive. A service to honor the life of Bobby J. Townsend will be conducted at 1:00 PM on Saturday, January 1, 2022 in the Chapel of Peace at Tetrick Funeral Home Elizabethton with Willie Campbell and Pastor Richard Blevins officiating. The family will receive friends from 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM in the funeral home chapel prior to the service on Saturday. The graveside service will follow in the Hills Cemetery on Fork Mountain Road in Roan Mountain. Active pallbearers will be Jamie Reece, Gary Morrell, Stacy Hicks, Bob Otey, Jason Buckles and Justin Buckles. Buddy Ward will serve as honorary pallbearer. The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff of Amedysis Hospice for the wonderful care shown to Bobby during his illness. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the Carter County Car Club in honor of Bobby. Online condolences may be shared with the family on our website, www.tetrickfuneralhome.com Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton is honored to serve the Townsend family. Office 423-542-2232, service information line, 423-543-4917.
Bobby J. Townsend, age 65, of Elizabethton, Tennessee went home to be with his Lord on Tuesday, December 28, 2021 at his home in Elizabethton. Bobby was born in Elizabethton to the late Dayton and Bertha Byers Townsend. In addition to his... View Obituary & Service Information
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