- [S4] Knoxville News-Sentinel (Tennessee), 23 Sep 1999.
Ruth Jeanette Bowman Townsend obituary
- [S75] Atchley Funeral Home Records, Volume II, 1955-1973, Larry D. Fox, (Smoky Mountain Historical Society), 27 Mar 1955.
Joseph McKinley Townsend obituary
- [S112] Census, 1940.
Name: Joe David Townsend
Titles and Terms:
Event Type: Census
Event Date: 1940
Event Place: Civil District 14, Knox, Tennessee, United States
Marital Status: Single
Race (Original): White
Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Son
Relationship to Head of Household: Son
Birth Year (Estimated): 1938
Last Place of Residence:
Family Number: 48
Sheet Number and Letter: 3B
Line Number: 67
Affiliate Publication Number: T627
Affiliate Film Number: 3910
Digital Folder Number: 005461352
Image Number: 00777
Household Gender Age Birthplace
Head Joseph M Townsend M 41 Tennessee
Wife Ruth G Townsend F 28 Tennessee
Son James Robert Townsend M 8 Tennessee
Son Bobbie Ray Townsend M 7 Tennessee
Son Joe David Townsend M 2 Tennessee
Son Lewis Edward Townsend M 0 Tennessee
- [S26] Berry Funeral Home, (www.berryfuneralhome.com), 28 Sep 2013.
May 12, 1937 - September 28, 2013
Townsend, Sr., Joe D., age 76, of Rockford, Tennessee, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, September 28, 2013. He was a member of Rockford Community Church where he served as a deacon and Sunday School teacher. He was a Gideon. Joe was the owner of Townsend Wrecker Service in Rockford. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Ruth Townsend; brothers Bob, Jim, and Harry Townsend; and sister Rhonda Townsend. Joe is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 56 years, Shirley Houser Townsend; son, Joe D. Townsend, Jr. and wife Kristi; daughter, Susan Stephens and husband, Doyle all of Maryville; grandchildren: Joseph Stephens, Whitney Townsend, Kati Townsend, Elizabeth Stephens; great-grandchild, Hagyn Joseph McKinley Stephens of Maryville; sisters, Johnnie Robinson of Knoxville; Imogene Beavers of Florida; brother, Lewis Townsend and wife, Geraldine, of Seymour; several nieces and nephews; special friend, Tony Murrell. Family will receive friends on Tuesday from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM in the chapel of Berry Funeral Home with the funeral service to follow at 8:00 PM, Rev. Ernie Sands and Rev. Greg Beavers officiating. Family and friends will meet at Sherwood Memorial Gardens on Wednesday at 10:00 AM for interment services. Arrangements by Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway. Condolences may be offered at www.berryfuneralhome.com
- [S147] Find a Grave, (Memorial: 117857854).