OBITUARY

Marion Eugene Townsend

July 8, 1936November 16, 2018
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Marion Eugene Townsend, 82, of Pekin passed away at Unity Point Methodist Medical Center on Friday November 16, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. He was born to Chester and Laura (Bates) Townsend on July 8, 1936 in Delavan Ilinois. They preceded him in death. Marion first married Sally Chandler and then Marnie “Linda” Dagit. He is survived by his children, Gene Townsend, Sandra Townsend, Kimmie Townsend, Terry (Jilda) Townsend, Shawn (Cindi) Townsend, and Terry Dorsey; grandchildren, Sabra, Jason (Danielle), Christi, Zach, Meghann “Meg”, Daniel “PJ” (Jennifer), and Jesse. Also surviving are his eight great-grandchildren; his nieces Betty Townsend, Carol Johnson, their children; and a lifelong friend Randall Metzger. He was preceded in death by five siblings. Marion was known around town as a hardworking man. He worked for Local 112 as an Iron Worker and went on to own his own construction company P & M Construction. He worked up until about three months ago. Marion will not only be remembered as a loving father, grandfather, uncle, and friend, but as a United States Army Veteran. Cremation rites will be accorded. A memorial visitation will be held from 3:00-6:00 p.m. on Tuesday November 20, 2018 at Davison-Fulton Woolsey Funeral Home in Pekin. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to American Cancer Society. For more information please visit www.DavisonFultonWoolsey.com

  • FAMILY

  • Chester Townsend, Father
  • Laura Bates Townsend, Mother
  • Gene Townsend, Son
  • Sandra Townsend, Daughter
  • Kimmie Townsend, Daughter
  • Terry (Jilda) Townsend, Son
  • Shawn (Cindi) Townsend, Son
  • Terry Dorsey, Son
  • Sabra, Jason (Danielle), Christi, & Zach, Grandchildren
  • Meghann "Meg", Daniel "P.J." (Jennifer) & Jesse, Grandchildren
  • ~ Eight ~, Great-grandchildren
  • Betty Townsend, Niece
  • Carol Johnson, Niece
  • Randall Metzger, Lifelong friend
  • Marion was preceded in death by his parents and five siblings
  • DONATIONS

  • American Cancer Society

Services

  • Memorial Visitation Tuesday, November 20, 2018
REMEMBERING

Marion Eugene Townsend

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Dennis Campbell

November 18, 2018

Marion, I will be forever grateful for the time we spent together and the friendship we shared on this earth! Thank you for the many times you provided wisdom and strength to me and my family!

You will be in our hearts and memories forever!

We love you.

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Biography

Marion Eugene Townsend, 82, of Pekin passed away at Unity Point Methodist Medical Center on Friday November 16, 2018 surrounded by his loving family.
He was born to Chester and Laura (Bates) Townsend on July 8, 1936 in Delavan Ilinois. They preceded him in death.
Marion first married Sally Chandler and then Marnie “Linda” Dagit.
He is survived by his children, Gene Townsend, Sandra Townsend, Kimmie Townsend, Terry (Jilda) Townsend, Shawn (Cindi) Townsend, and Terry Dorsey; grandchildren, Sabra, Jason (Danielle), Christi, Zach, Meghann “Meg”, Daniel “PJ” (Jennifer), and Jesse.
Also surviving are his eight great-grandchildren; his nieces Betty Townsend, Carol Johnson, their children; and a lifelong friend Randall Metzger.
He was preceded in death by five siblings.
Marion was known around town as a hardworking man. He worked for Local 112 as an Iron Worker and went on to own his own construction company P & M Construction. He worked up until about three months ago.
Marion will not only be remembered as a loving father, grandfather, uncle, and friend, but as a United States Army Veteran.
Cremation rites will be accorded.
A memorial visitation will be held from 3:00-6:00 p.m. on Tuesday November 20, 2018 at Davison-Fulton Woolsey Funeral Home in Pekin.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to American Cancer Society.
For more information please visit www.DavisonFultonWoolsey.com