Mr. Charles C. Townsend was born on June 23, 1941 to the late O.C. and the late Vada Mae Townsend.
Charles attended South Highland School. He was employed by Shellcast and later Avondale Mills. He retired from Avondale due to health reasons.
Charles received Christ as his savior and became a member of Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church where he was a member of the Male Chorus.
Charles loved the outdoors. He loved hunting, fishing and gardening. He was an avid sports fan and loved Alabama Football. He loved fellowshipping with family and friends. He never met a stranger. He also loved to eat (especially sweets).
Charles and Bettye were married for 50 years, uniting in holy matrimony on October 22, 1967. To this union there were two beautiful daughters.
God saw the road was getting rough and the hills were hard to climb. He closed his loving eyes and entered into eternal rest on May 20, 2018.
He was preceded in death by a brother John W. Townsend of Childersburg, Al; Sisters Doris Ann Harris of Cleveland, Ohio, and Mary Frances Walker of Sylacauga, Louise Walker, Fayette, AL.
Charles leaves to cherish a loving wife, Bettye; Three Daughters; Jackie Duncan of Sylacauga, Monica Floyd of Montgomery, Al, and Loretta White of Alexander City; Special Daughter Lisa Cannon of Sylacauga, AL. One Son-in law as a Son, Keith Floyd of Montgomery, Al, Three sisters Claudette Riggins, Fannie Gamble, Sue Seymore, all of Sylacauga, one brother Rev. George Townsend (Hattie) of Childersburg, Al, Three Sister-in-laws, Frances Townsend of Childersburg, Al, Dora Duncan of Sylacauga, Al, Mary Duncan of Cleveland, OH, One Brother-in-law, George Duncan of Sylacauga, Al, Two Grandsons, Anthony White (Tarieco) of Huntsville and Jason White (Heidi) of Alexander City, and Six grandchildren. He leaves fond memories with a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Charles also leaves to cherish a dedicated best friend of over 50 years, Willie (Dan) Barkley, Caretakers Dora Hart and Broziski McElrath. Dear friends include Braxton Leonard, Otis Jenkins, George Harris, Van Johnson and Tom Reese