OBITUARY

Don Estes Townsend

August 25, 1940March 24, 2019
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Don Estes Townsend, 78, of Village Mills, passed away on March 24, 2019 in Silsbee. Don was born on August 25, 1940, in New Orleans, Louisiana. He is preceeded in death by his parents Estes and Juanita Townsend and his brother Wayne Townsend.

Don was a devoted teacher, teaching English and Social Studies for 50 years. He concluded his career in Vidor, where he taught for over 35 years at Vidor High School, AIM Center and in Homebound Education. Don was a member of Wildwood Baptist Church, where he faithfully taught an adult Sunday School class for a number of years. He loved his family & his Lord with a tender & loyal devotion. He will always be remembered for his kind & gentle ways, his ability to listen & encourage, his keen sense of observation & genuine interest in others.

He is survived by his wife, Janet Townsend; daughters, Celeste Rogers and husband Rev. Neil of Midland, Camille Landis and husband Rev. Aaron of Granbury, Charlotte Hunt and husband John of Dallas, Julia Townsend of Houston, Oxana Childs and husband Chris of Beaumont; Stepsons, Andres Villarreal and wife Lori of Lubbock, Jose Villarreal and wife Tonya of Lufkin, and Elias Villarreal and wife Taryn of Cypress; and grandchildren Charity, Nathan, Colin, Gretchen, Jocelyn, Louis, Anders, Georgia, Andres III, Alexandrea, Jose Jr., Jessica, Andy, Svetlana, Alyson Childs, Kaleb Childs, Jayden, and Alina.

A sharing of Don's life will be held Wednesday March 27, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel.

A Celebration of Life will be held Thursday March 28, 2019 at 10 a.m. at Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

  • FAMILY

  • Estes Townsend, Father
  • Juanita King, Mother
  • Wayne Townsend, Brother
  • Janet Townsend, Wife
  • Celeste Rogers, Daughter
  • Camille Landis, Daughter
  • Charlotte Hunt, Daughter
  • Julia Townsend, Daughter
  • Oxana Childs, Daughter
  • Andres Villarreal, Son
  • Jose Villarreal, Son
  • Elias Villarreal, Son
  • Charity Rogers, Grandchild
  • Nathan Rogers, Grandchild
  • Colin Rogers, Grandchild
  • Gretchen Landis, Grandchild
  • Jocelyn Landis, Grandchild
  • Louis Hunt, Grandchild
  • Anders Hunt, Grandchild
  • Georgia Hunt, Grandchild
  • Andres Villarreal III, Grandchild
  • Alexandrea Villarreal, Grandchild
  • Jose Villarreal Jr., Grandchild
  • Jessica Villarreal, Grandchild
  • Andy Villarreal, Grandchild
  • Svetlana Khuns, Grandchild
  • Jayden Cooper, Grandchild
  • Alina Brown, Grandchild
  • David Townsend, Nephew
  • Wayne Townsend Jr., Nephew
  • Scott Townsend, Nephew
  • PALLBEARERS

  • David Sosa
  • John Hunt
  • Damaso Sosa
  • Andres Villarreal
  • Jose Villarreal
  • Elias Villarreal

Services

  • A Sharing of Memories Wednesday, March 27, 2019
  • A Celebration of Life Thursday, March 28, 2019
REMEMBERING

Don Estes Townsend

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Julia Townsend

March 29, 2019

Janet Townsend

March 27, 2019

Julia Townsend

March 27, 2019

Papa you will be missed. Thank you for everything. Rest in Peace.

Steve Richmond

March 27, 2019

Don Townsend was one of the best men I've ever known. His faith in Christ was an inspiration to me and my sons, Brendan and Gavin. I lived in Wildwood, and Don knew when to visit me, in some of the darkest hours of my life . My sons looked at Brother Don as a grandfather. He will be greatly missed.

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