Douglas Eugene Townsend, Sr.

02/14/1957 - 09/09/2022


Douglas Eugene Townsend, Sr.

02/14/1957 - 09/09/2022


Obituary For Douglas Eugene Townsend, Sr.

Sneads Ferry, NC ~ Douglas Eugene Townsend, Sr., 65, passed away Friday, September 9, 2022. A native of Walden, NY, he was the son of Ralph and Marion Finch Townsend. Doug was a retired SSgt with the US Marine Corps and loved his country. He was a faithful member of North Topsail Shores Baptist Church and enjoyed being with his family and spoiling his grandchildren. He could usually be found out in his yard, on his John Deer tractor. Sadly, he was preceded in death by his mother Marion; step-father, Charles Spears; his 2 brothers and a sister.

The family will receive friends 12-2:00 PM, Thursday, September 15, 2022, followed by his funeral at 2:00 PM with USMC Honors, at North Topsail Shores Baptist Church, with Rev. Dwayne Collins officiating. Those wishing to offer words of hope and condolences may visit Memorials, in lieu of flowers, may be made to Wounded Warrior Project
1990 Fordham Dr., Suite 100 Fayetteville, NC 28304,

Doug is survived by his wife of 44 years, Debbie Townsend; children, Bill Buckman (Dawn), of Maysville, Bambi Townsend (Shannon), of Richlands; and Douglas E. Townsend, Jr. (Kimberly), of Sneads Ferry; his sister, Donna Behr (Mike), of NY; brother, John Long (Melinda), of Charleston , WV; his military brother, Jake Jacobs (Jen), of ME; his sister-in-law, Page Byrd; and a special niece, Nikita Rochelle (Jake)and special nephew Jason Brown( Alishia), He also leaves behind his 16 grandchildren, Clove, Thomas, Serenity, Donovan, Isabella, Gwendolyn, Lacy, Lucas, Brooklyn, Jasmine, Marcus, Kimolani, Scarlett, Trevor, Logan, and Rylee; along with his great nieces and nephew, Presley, Monroe, Journey, and Riot. Along with many nieces and nephews.

Rest in Peace, Marine.

Johnson Funeral Homes is honored to assist the Townsend Family.


15 Sep


12:00 PM - 02:00 PM

North Topsail Shores Baptist Church 808 Old Folkstone Road Sneads Ferry, NC 28460 Get Directions »
15 Sep

Funeral Service

02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

North Topsail Shores Baptist Church 808 Old Folkstone Road Sneads Ferry, NC 28460 Get Directions »
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