Howard Townsend, 100, of Mt. Pleasant, Texas, passed away on July 2, 2019 in Jasper, TX. He was born on June 10, 1919 in Pine Bluff, AR to Howard Osbourne and Grace Eva (Trusell) Townsend.
Mr. Townsend was a Master Sergeant in the United States Army during WWII serving at the battle of the Bulge. He was also a long time member of the Masonic Lodge, Shriners, deacon, volunteer fireman, Eagle Scout Leader, member of the First Baptist Church.
He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Ann and Roger Payne of Kirbyville, TX; daughter-in-law, Anita Townsend; grandchildren, Russell Payne, Sam Payne, Judy Higgins, Howard Townsend and Robert Townsend.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Carrie Townsend and a son, H. O. Townsend.
Visitation was held Friday, July 5, 2019 at the Bates Cooper Sloan Funeral Home.
A graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, July 6, 2019 at the Masonic Cemetery.
Online registry is available at batescoopersloanfuneralhome.com .