Casdorph & Curry Funeral Home

110 B St, Saint Albans, WV


John Townsend

July 26, 1941October 10, 2019

John H. “Johnny” Townsend, 78, years young went to be with the Lord on October 10, 2019. He was the baby of 10 children, 8 boys and 2 girls. Children of Thurman “Nick” and Fannie Townsend. His wife and caretaker was Betty Jo Marion Townsend. He had 2 step-children Tammy L. George and Roger A. Bird (Carolyn) and 2 grandsons Brandon L. George and Zachary D. Bird. He was preceded in death by grandson Brandon and all except brother Dallas Gene Townsend (Shirley) and sister in law Lois Elaine Townsend. John was born in Riverview, Charleston, WV. He graduated in 1960 from Charleston High School. He worked at Job Shop Printing and Outside Sales. He was an avid fisherman. He landed many “Trophy” fish of varied species. He had many certificates for trophy fish. He said that God sent him a wife Betty Jo of almost 44 years that was the best thing to ever happen to and for him.

Celebration of Johnny’s life will be 12:00 P.M. Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at Casdorph & Curry Funeral Home with Pastors David Bowen, Gary Bennet and Johnny’s nephew Kenny Nutter officiating. Burial will follow in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes.

Gathering of family and friends will be from 11 until time of service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Green Valley Church of God, 518 Green Valley Drive, St. Albans, WV 25177.

Online condolences can be sent to the family at www.casdorphandcurry.com


  • Visitation Wednesday, October 16, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Wednesday, October 16, 2019
  • Burial Wednesday, October 16, 2019


John Townsend

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Weldon Burrows

October 13, 2019

Dear Betty, Tammy, and Roger and family, I am sorry to learn of John's death. I hope that, otherwise, you are all well and coping as well as possible. Sincerely, Weldon

Nancy Crockett

October 13, 2019

What can I say about my Uncle Johnny,!he was kind and so funny; I loved his sense of humor , especially his ghost stories.I am certainly happy that he had
A life partner in Aunt Betty.she had been a care giver his last few yrs. Our family didn’t get together a lot.!Ronand I have lived Tx for 40 years raising our own family .I sure loved my Uncle Johnny and was so sorry to hear that he had passed. Ron and Nancy Crockett