Lloyd C. Townsend, 84, of Crossett, passed away on December 10, 2020.
He was born on October 30, 1936, in Bastrop, Louisiana to Henry W. Townsend and Mary Jane Sanders.
Mr. Townsend was pastor at Second Baptist Church of Crossett. He was full of life and always had a great attitude. His family says that he just could not sit still. He loved to go fishing and to sing. When he was in high school, he was allowed to join the choir but his teacher told him only to move his mouth, not actually sing. That did not stop him from singing. His motto was scripture-based: “Make a joyful noise.” Everyone who knew him loved him and he never met a stranger.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Diane Raspberry; his first wife, Vadis Malone Bryan Townsend; son-in-law, Charlie Williams; three brothers, Lynn E. Townsend, Henry Townsend, and John T. Townsend; four sisters, Lottie Broussard, Billie Baldwin, Thelma Greer, and Johnnie Mae Moseley; and one step son, Arthur Andrews.
He is survived by his wife of 21 years, Hazel Barnett Townsend; two daughters, Sherry Townsend Williams of Monroe, Louisiana, and Becky Louis (Don) of Foley, Alabama; one step daughter, Donna McKenzie (Donnie) of Crossett; one stepson, Roger Andrews of Crossett; eight grandchildren, Ryan Williams, Jon Ross Williams, Landon Williams, Jennifer Raspberry, Dustin Raspberry, Whitney Tribe, Courtney Hebert, and Hannah Tribe; and seven great grandchildren, Reed Williams, Caleb Medlin, Gentry Williams, Sheperd Williams, Logan DiRamio, Kennedy Hebart, and Faryn Raspberry.
A graveside service will be held Saturday, December 12, at 2 p.m. at Hughes Chapel Cemetery with Bro. Tim Post officiating and under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.
Pallbearers are Royce Blissett, Ryan Williams, Landon Williams, JR Williams, Chris McKenzie and Jeremy Andrews. Honorary pallbearers are Dustin Raspberry, Roger Andrews, Donnie McKenzie, Charles Blissett, Monty Hudson, Casey Braswell, Mike Shaw, Mike Arrant, and Charlie Williams.
Visitation will follow the graveside service at the cemetery.