Jeff Townsend

Published 2:59 pm Friday, June 11, 2021

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Ret. Police Chief Jeff Townsend, 78, of Jemison, Alabama passed away June 10, 2021 at his residence in Jemison.

He was born February 16, 1943 in Clanton, son of Mack Townsend and Eloise Maddox.

He was police chief with the Jemison Police Department for 30 years. He was an avid Alabama Crimson Tide Football Fan and a Mason for 25 years.

Surviving are his wife Joyce C. Townsend; daughter Angela Jean (Johnny Peters) Townsend; granddaughters: Amber Chantel Sansom and Briana Hope Sansom; great-granddaughter Marissa Chantel Minor; great-grandson Masen Sean Minor; brothers: Mack Elwin (Jean) Townsend, Joe Mark (Judy) Maddox, Billy (Carolyn) Maddox and Keith (Cheryl) Maddox.

He was preceded in death by his father Mack Elwin Townsend and mother Eloise Maddox.

Friends will be received Saturday, June 12, 2021 from noon to 2 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home.

Graveside Services will be held Saturday, June 12, 2021, at 2:30 p.m. at Midway Memorial Gardens with the Rev.William Earl Short officiating.

Interment will follow in Midway Memorial Gardens, Jemison, Alabama.

Serving as pallbearers will be Deputy Chief Mark McMinn, Sgt. Randy Morris Jr., Sgt. Jeff Manasco, Capt. Freeman Ellison, Lt. David Bone and Chief Deputy Gerald Mims.

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations to the Fraternal Order of Police Toys for Tots.

Martin Funeral Home directing.

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