July 4, 1946 - April 9, 2021
Charles “Charlie” Eugene Townsend, 74, of Colonial Heights, VA, passed away on Friday April 9, 2021 after a brief period of declining health. He is now at peace and earned his wings. He was preceded in death by his mother, Desdie Marie Ellis of South Chesterfield, VA and father, Charles W. Townsend of Petersburg, VA. He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Betty Jo Hall Townsend; sisters, Barbara Harrison of Colonial Heights, VA, Marie Antoinette “Toni” Hahn (John “Junnie”) of South Chesterfield, VA; as well as several nieces, a nephew and additional extended family members throughout this area and beyond whom you know of in your thoughts. He also leaves in his wife’s care his fur baby dog, Miss Maggie, who was his constant companion. He was her idol. Charlie was an avid sports participant in younger days. Body building, boxing, baseball, football, golf... you name it, he enjoyed it. Loved his boats, being on the lake and on the water. As time changed, as it does with all of us, he was still a spectator watching the games and competitions. His yard was his pride and joy, working hard and making it beautiful. Just call him the ‘Lawn Ranger”. He was a master electrician with the Local IBEW 666 for many years but retired from Appomattox River Water Authority after 15 years of service. To pass on a final message from Charlie, to family and friends: “Love your families, keep in touch with them, be kind to people day to day, take care of yourselves and each other because I’ll be watching over you until we are returned all together again with our Lord and Savior.” The family is being serviced by the Petersburg Chapel of J.T. Morriss & Son Funeral Home, there will be a private family gathering to celebrate Charlies life at a later date. Donations may be made in Charlies memory to your local animal shelter, SPCA, VA Cancer Institute or American Heart Association. Condolences may be registered at www.jtmorriss.com.
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