OBITUARY

Kenneth "Paul" Townsend

July 5, 1969October 27, 2018

Kenneth Paul Townsend, 49, died unexpectedly, at his home, on October 27, 2018.

Paul was employed by Italian Village at Ft. Henry Mall in Kingsport. He loved his work family. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Rev. C.V. Gilliam and Eileen Gilliam, Robert and Marie Townsend, special Uncle, David Gilliam, and birth dad Kenneth Mitchell. Raised by his loving adopted father.

Paul is survived by his parents, David and Patricia Townsend; brother, Jon Mitchell; daughter, Ashley Reid; son, Ben Townsend; grandson, Landon Scott Seals; uncles and aunts, Jeff Townsend, Tony and Carolyn Gilliam, Tina Gilliam, Bill and Pam Pearce, James and Penny Hagy, and David and Sabrina Smith; and many cousins.

He was loved by his family and friends, as his parents, our lives will never be the same again. Before his declining health, he loved bowling, shopping, and hanging out with friends. Paul was our beloved son, our first-born and the first grandchild. He was of the Pentecostal faith.

“Son, it’s not goodbye, just good night. I will meet you in the morning. We love you so much. How can we live without you?”

The family will receive friends on Thursday, November 1, 2018 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at East Lawn Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 7:00pm in the chapel with Pastor James Hagy officiating. Graveside service will be held on Friday, November 2, 2018 at East Lawn Memorial Park at 1:00 pm. His cousins will serve as pallbearers. Online condolences may be made to the Townsend family at www.eastlawnkingsport.com. East Lawn Funeral Home and Memorial Park has the honor of serving the Townsend family.

  • FAMILY

  • David Townsend, Father
  • Patricia Townsend, Mother
  • Jon Mitchell, Brother
  • Ashley Reid, Daughter
  • Ben Townsend, Son
  • Landon Scott Seals, Grandson
  • Rev. C.V. Gilliam & Eileen Gilliam (deceased), Grandparents
  • Robert & Marie Townsend (deceased), Grandparents
  • David Gilliam (deceased), Uncle
  • Kenneth Mitchell (deceased), Birth Dad
  • Jeff Townsend, Tony & Carolyn Gilliam, Tina Gilliam, Bill & Pam Pearce, James & Penny Hagy, David & Sabrina Smith, Uncle & Aunts
  • Many Cousins, Cousin
  • PALLBEARERS

  • His Cousins

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, November 1, 2018
  • Funeral Service Thursday, November 1, 2018
  • Graveside Service Friday, November 2, 2018
REMEMBERING

Kenneth "Paul" Townsend

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Kathy Ball

October 31, 2018

Sending Loving Thoughts and prayers for your entire family during this difficult time.
Donnie and Kathy Ball family.
Whitwell, TN

anthony melton

October 31, 2018

IVE KNOWN PAUL FOR ABOUT 25 YEARS, WE USED TO PLAY SOFTBALL TOGETHER AND BASEBALL FOR EASTMAN .IT WAS ME JEFF RHOTON ,WAYNE HOLT , GREG HILL .DENNIS GAWLICK ,WES .A BUNCH OF US ALL WAYS PLAYING BALL. PAUL WAS A VERY KIND PERSON AND A GREAT FRIEND .HE WILL BE MISSED.WE WILL SEE YOU AGAIN IN HEAVEN MY FRIEND.

anita kendrick

October 30, 2018

Paul, you will be missed dearly. You helped me at times when I had no one. I will cherish our memories together forever. We loved you. Anita, Ben, and Cody.

FROM THE FAMILY