Winford J. “Bud” Townsend

Last Updated on June 5, 2022 by Fisher Funeral Chapel

Winford J. “Bud” Townsend, 82, Noblesville, passed away Friday, June 3, 2022, in the comfort of his home with his daughters and son-in law by his side.

Born July 30, 1939, in Estill County, Kentucky, he was the son of the late Hughie and Carrie (Hall) Townsend.

Following graduation from Tipton Township High School, Bud’s first job was on the railroad. He was retired from Chrysler Corporation in Kokomo, IN where he worked in the heat-treatment line. According to one of his former bosses, Dad just rode a bicycle with his instruments in a basket around the plant to check the furnaces. He was, of course, joking, Bud spent many long hours and a lot of it was 7 days a week to make sure his family was well provided for.

Bud enjoyed ballroom dancing. He loved his daily walks, the Indianapolis Colts and leaves behind many fond memories of family camping trips, boating and attending his Great Grandsons’ Soccer games. Family Holiday gatherings were his favorite as he was always sent home with plentiful desserts. He also so enjoyed spending time drinking coffee with his best “bud” Darrell and visiting with his wonderful, caring neighbors in his addition. Nothing meant more to him than time spent with his family and friends. He loved them all dearly.

He is survived by two daughters, Deborah Jean (Keith) Parquette, Fort Wayne, IN and Candy (Randy) Cole, Logansport, IN; brother, Lemon (Diamond) Townsend, of Kokomo, IN and his grandchildren, Matthew Wright, Jason (Brenda) Wright, Brad (Ashley) Gleitz, Tori (Aaron) Wagoner, and Sabra Wilson; great grandchildren, Emilie Wright, Devan Wright, Austin Wright, Cayden Wright, Haley Gleitz, Brayden Gleitz, Makenna Gleitz, Ryder Wagoner, Cruz Wagoner, and Liam Wilson. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews who he cherished, as well.

In addition to his parents, Bud was preceded in death by one son, Michael Bud Townsend; one brother and sister-in-law Orval (Jerry)Townsend; and one sister and brother-in-law, Levellia (Paul) Piercy.

Visitation will be held at 10:00 a.m. until time of the funeral service which will be held at 12:00 p.m. noon, on Wednesday, June 8, in Fisher Funeral Chapel with his great-nephew, Brian Albright, officiating.

Interment will follow in Ever-Rest Memorial Park.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Hamilton County Meals on Wheels in Noblesville, Indiana.
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