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Thomas Raymond Townsend

December 8, 1943 ~ April 25, 2022 (age 78)

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Thomas “Tommy” Raymond Townsend of Metairie, Louisiana, a loving husband, father and Paw Paw, went to be with the Lord on Monday, April 25, 2022 at the age of 78.  He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 51 years, Jacqueline “Jackie” Romero Townsend. He is survived by his loving children, Tabitha Townsend Witmeyer and Thomas “Tommy” Edward Townsend, and three grandchildren: Emily Rebecca Witmeyer, Evan Michael Witmeyer, and Holden Dale Lee. 
Tommy was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on December 8, 1943 to the late Joseph Edward Townsend and Mary Beatrice Exerstein Townsend. He was also preceded in death by his siblings: Norvin Townsend, Elwin Townsend, Marianne Townsend Harper, Joseph “Jack” Townsend, Jr., Cheryle Townsend Miele, and Jerrell Townsend. Tommy is also survived by his sister, Sandra Townsend Ligori, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Tommy was an U.S. Army veteran and took extreme pride of his service in the military. He was a retired Boilermaker and Foreman with Boilermakers Local 37 for 56 years. He will be missed dearly and forever loved. 
Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the service on Tuesday, May 3, 2022 at the Garden of Memories Funeral Home & Cemetery, 4900 Airline Drive, Metairie, LA 70001. Visitation will begin at 11:00 am followed by a Mass at 1:00 pm. Interment will follow in Garden of Memories Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund at http://www.vvmf.org or the Wounded Warrior Project at http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org.

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Services

Visitation
Tuesday
May 3, 2022

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Garden of Memories Funeral Home
4900 Airline Drive
Metairie, LA 70001

Service
Tuesday
May 3, 2022

1:00 PM
Garden of Memories Funeral Home
4900 Airline Drive
Metairie, LA 70001

Cemetery

Garden of Memories Cemetery

Donations

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund
1235 South Clark Street, Suite 910, Arlington VA 22202
Tel: 1-202-393-0090
Web: https://www.vvmf.org/

Wounded Warrior Project
7020 A.C. Skinner Parkway, Suite 100, Jacksonville FL 32256
Tel: 1-877-832-6997
Web: http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/

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