John C. “Johnny” Townsend, 61, of Orange, passed away Sept. 15, in Orange. A graveside service will be held at 1:00 pm, Friday, Sept. 18, at Zion Hill Cemetery in Jasper. Visitation will be from 5:00-9:00 pm, Thursday, at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City.

Born in Kirbyville, Oct. 19, 1953. Johnny was the son of Clarence Townsend and Mary Helen (Weaver) Townsend. Johnny was a United States Army Veteran and retired from the United States Postal Service. He enjoyed playing baseball when he was in school. Johnny loved to fish and spend time at the shooting range. He loved his family and especially his loving companion, Precious, his dog. He will be greatly missed by all.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his grandson, Glenn Christopher Bradey Townsend.

He is survived by his children, Johnetta Turner and husband Stephen, of Mauriceville, Christopher Townsend and Sabrina Snipes, of Orangefield and Tiffany Townsend, of Bridge City; grandchildren, Leah Renee’ Adkins, Emily Caryn Turner, Phoebe Ann Turner, Holden John Townsend and Evelynn Grace Townsend; siblings, Linda Felts and husband Wesley, of Bridge City, Ronald Townsend and wife Melissa, of Warren and Hartford Townsend and wife Tammie, of Donaldson, Ar.