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Robert Allen Townsend, 63, of Tilton, died Monday Oct. 31, 2016 in Garden View Manor of Tilton.
He was born Feb. 12, 1953, in Danville, to Robert and Mary (Salts) Townsend. Robert had attended Covington Schools and formerly lived in Gessie and Covington. He was a laborer in the construction industry for many years.
He is survived by three sisters; Alyse French, Janice (Lavon) Stahl of Veedersburg, Ind., and Lois (Paul) Boswell of Tilton and a brother Richard Townsend of Danville.
Robert was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, James, Jerry, William and Fred Townsend. Also, seven sisters, Saundra Lawhorn, Peggy Hancock, Roberta Powell, Jackie Clawson, Bertha Cadman, Joyce McDonald and Patricia Lape.
Direct cremation was chosen with burial of cremains in Mt. Hope Cemetery at a later date. No services are planned at this time.
Shelby Funeral Home of Covington, Ind. is assisting the family. Condolences to shelbyfuneralhome.com.
Published on November 1, 2016
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