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-George Terry Townsley-

George Terry Townsley, 67, of Letts, Iowa, passed away on Monday, April 28, 2008 at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, April 30, 2008 at 10:30 A.M. at the Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Home for Funeral and Cremation Services. Pastor Mike Townsley of Walford will officiate. Casketbearers will be Kyle Nelson, Bart Hepker, Rob Reynolds, Bill Brown, Brad Phillips and Myron Haury. Honorary Casketbearers will be Charlie Snyder, Kenny Conaway, John Hoopes, George Schmidt, Bert Briggs, George Taylor, James Coder and Jerry Diller. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery of rural Cranston. Following the interment a time of food and fellowship will be held at the Muscatine American Legion, Post # 27. Visitation for Terry will be held on Tuesday, April 29th from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at the Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Home for Funeral and Cremation Services. A memorial fund has been established in Terry’s name for the Letts Fire Department, the Conesville Fire Department, the Louisa County Amublance Service and the Clover Ridge United Methodist Church of Walford, Iowa. Sympathy notes may be left for the Townsley family at www.lewisfuneralhomes.com.

Terry was born on August 14, 1940 on the family farm in Muscatine County, the son of Forrest and Ethel (Snyder) Townsley. Terry graduated from Letts High School in 1958. On March 29, 1958 Terry was united in marriage to Sandra Griffith. For twenty-five years they were growers for the Heinz Company. In 1969 they started Lazy T Produce. They spent several winters fishing for crappie and spending time with their friends in Florida. He was a member of the Letts Methodist Church, Masonic Lodge of Columbus City, the Lions Club of Grandview, and the Moose Lodge of Muscatine. Terry was also a former manager of the Thirsty Camel Restaurant of Conesville. He enjoyed playing softball, trapshooting, shooting pool, bowling, and woodworking. His favorite pastimes were checking the fields and spending time with the grandchildren on the farm.

Terry will be deeply missed by his wife, Sandra of Letts; his children, Kim Nelson and husband Todd of Decatur, IL, Jill Reynolds and husband Harley of Muscatine and George Townsley of Davenport; six grandchildren, Kyle Nelson, Bart Hepker, Molly Hepker, Madalyn Reynolds, Rob Reynolds and Tyler Townsley; two brothers, Noel Townsley and wife Emily of Letts and Craig Townsley and wife Cheryl of Letts; and his sister, Suzanne Bolton and husband Chris of Seely Lake, Minnesota.

Terry was preceded in death by his parents and one nephew.

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