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Albert Wayne Townsend

August 25, 1955 — August 27, 2021

Mr. Albert Wayne Townsend, age 66, of Waverly, TN, passed away Friday, August 27, 2021, at his home. Wayne Townsend was born August 25, 1955, in Nashville, TN, to Albert Lee and Myrtle May Buchanan Townsend. He was married to Debra Lynn Thornton Townsend. He was a graduate of Waverly Central High School Class of 1973 and Austin Peay State University in Clarksville with a Bachelor of Science Degree. He was a member of the Waverly church of Christ and the National Rifle Association. Wayne worked for 42 years and retired in May, 2021 as a 911 Operator for Humphreys County 911. He could be heard on our scanners as the "calm dispatcher" and never seemed to get too excited during a crisis. He was so kind and helpful to everyone. He was a loving husband, stepfather, step grandfather, son, brother, uncle, and friend. He will be greatly missed by everyone who knew and loved him. Wayne Townsend will be cremated, at his request, at Richlawn Crematory, our on-site crematory at Luff-Bowen Funeral Home in Waverly. Visitation with the family will be Wednesday, September 1, 2021, from 12:00 p.m. until Memorial Service time at 2:00 p.m., at the Luff-Bowen Funeral Home in Waverly. Bro. Jeff Keele will be officiating the service. Interment of cremains will be at a later date in Richlawn Cemetery in Waverly, TN. Survivors include: Wife: Debbie Townsend, Waverly, TN Sister: Linda Rawlings (Richard), Waverly, TN Stepson: Chris French (Kelly), Proctorville, OH 2 Nephews: Keith Rawlings (Bannar), Mt. Juliet, TN Kevin Rawlings, Waverly, TN 1 Great Niece: Avery Kate Rawlings, Waverly, TN 1 Great Nephew: Tucker Lee Rawlings, Waverly, TN 4 Step Grandchildren: Titus French. Abigail French, Hannah French, and Ethan French, all of Proctorville, OH Preceded in death by: Parents: Albert Lee and Myrtle Townsend 2 Sisters: Alice Fay Townsend and Carolyn Ann Reiter Brother-in-law: Paul Reiter Stepson: John French LUFF-BOWEN FUNERAL HOME RICHLAWN CREMATORY 2400 Hwy. 13 North, Waverly, TN 37185 Telephone 931-296-2437
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