Edward R. “Randy” Townsend of Weirton went to be with the Lord on July 4th, 2021. He was 71. Randy was born on April 12, 1950, in Morgantown, WV to Edward Lee and Bertha Jenkins Townsend. He graduated from Follansbee High School in 1968 and joined the United States Airforce. He loved nature and the outdoors. His hobbies included hunting, fishing. He will always be remembered for his kindness and his concern for others in need. Randy was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Bertha, his step-father, William Means; and his brother, William “Jeff” Means. He is survived by his daughters, Rhonda (David) Merten, Lori (Tom) Winkler, and Shannon “Valerie” (Chuck) Paschke; his sisters, Linda (Rich) Alberti, Roxanne Townsend and Deana Maine; his two brothers, Gary and Tom Means; his three granddaughters and three grandsons. Randy was laid to rest at the National Cemetery of Alleghenies. Share memory at www.grecohertnick.com

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  1. Dear Linda and family, I’m so sorry to see that your brother has passed away~~ it’s hard losing your siblings, they’re our roots ~~ May he RIP till you will see him again one day ~~ with much love & friendship, Janice Nichols Petrovich

  2. May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time, May you come to know that the love of God is with you always, May your memories of Edward R. Townsend, give you peace, comfort and strength… Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete. I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers to the family of …. US Air Force Veteran, Edward R. Townsend, is “A True American Hero” God Bless† † Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

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