Rhymond Allen Townsend


Rhymond Allen Townsend was born in San Antonio, TX November 12, 1927 and Passed away on March 19, 2016 in Pearland, TX.

Mr. Townsend served our country in the U.S Navy during WWII.

During his career at Shell Chemical he lived in Houston, TX, for 39 years as foremen, upon retirement he became a member of Shell retirees and moved to Bayou Vista. For the last 10 years, he resided in Pearland, TX where he attended First United Methodist Church.

Mr. Townsend is preceded in death by his son, Michael Allen Townsend; parents, Edward and Genevieve Townsend; sister, Mary L. Campbell; brothers: Edward D. Townsend and Charles D. Townsend.

Mr. Townsend leaves behind his wife of 66 years, Barbara Jean Townsend; daughters: Linda Veal and Julie Ray and husband Charles; son, Stephen Townsend; brother, Don Townsend; 7 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

A visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 from 5pm-8pm at Crowder Funeral Home in Pearland. A funeral service will begin Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 1pm in the chapel of Crowder Funeral Home with Rev. Marie Fuhrken to be officiating. Followed by a burial at Forest Park Lawndale.

Pall bearers will be: Steve Townsend Jr., Michael Stephens, Jacob Stephens, Daren Veal, Rex Haley and Cristien Ray.

In lieu of flowers please make memorial contributions to: Alzheimer’s Foundation of America at WWW.Alzfdn.org in Rhymond Townsend’s name.


  1. Bobbie, Holding you and your family close in my thoughts and prayers. Rhymond will always be among my happiest memories. I will always remember his kind and sweet soul. All my love and deep felt sympathy. God Bless and Keep you, Glenda Moorhead Lamka

    Glenda Lamka
  2. Thank you for everything. For the husband you were to Nana. For the father you were to Linda. For the grandfather you were to my husband. For the great-grandfather you were to my children. Most of all, thank you for accepting me and loving me as one of your own. You will live forever in our memories and our hearts. We love you so very much. Until we meet again, rest in peace, Papa ♡

    Lori Ann Stephens
  3. Aunt Bobbie….thinking of you and praying for you. Hoping all the special memories you have of Uncle Rhymond will help you in this time of pain. We all loved him very much. Love and Hugs to you and the rest of the family.
    Barbara Campbell

    Barbara Campbell
  4. Papa will be greatly missed. I wish I was closer to Houston to be there with family. It is a great loss to us and Papa will be missed.
    Lots of love Jason and Family.

    Jason Allen Townsend
  5. Aunt Bobbie,
    My thoughts & prayers are with you always. I love you and uncle Raymond so much. Sorry time has slipped thru and past by so fast and not seeing you. We always think we have time to spend with loved ones and before you know it, years have passed. But no matter this does not change my love for you, you have always been my favorite aunt and uncle:) I have so many happy memories of uncle Rhymond and you!
    Love Angel


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