James Vernon Townsend

James Townsend

James Vernon Townsend, 86, resident of Palacios, passed away on Friday, July 8, 2011. James was born January 27, 1925 in Zavalla, Texas. James served his country in the Navy during WWII and worked on the U.S.S. Cubera. He is preceded in death by his parents; sons, James E. Townsend, Jack H. Townsend;

James is survived by his wife of 39 years, Lucy Townsend; daughter, Terri L. Sones and husband Mike V. Sones; sister, Robby Nell Evans of Norman, OK; grandchildren, James V. Townsend, Daniel L. Townsend and wife Erin Townsend, Pace Townsend, Morgan Townsend, Lauren Townsend, Jason N. White, Joshua S. White and wife Evelyn White; and many great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 13, 2011 at Houston National Cemetery, Houston, Texas.