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David Lee Townes, Sr.

David Lee Townes, Sr.

Jul 26, 1951

Jan 1, 2024


David Lee Townes, Sr. 72, of Louisville transitioned on Sunday, December 31, 2023 surrounded by family.

Visitation 10am-11am Monday, January 8, 2024 at Star Hope Baptist Church 5007 E. Indian Trail. Funeral to follow at 11am. Burial Kentucky Veteran Cemetery.

David Lee Townes, Sr. was born July 26, 1951 in St. Louis, Missouri, to proud parents Marie and Robert Townes, Sr. He was the fifth of ten children.

At a young age, David accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior. He exemplified the characteristics of a Christian in his daily demeanor.

David was educated in the St. Louis Public School System. After high school graduation, he enlisted into the United States Army. He served his country, and received an Honorable Discharge. After furthering his education, David received a certificate of completion for Sales and Marketing.

David was gainfully employed in the St. Louis area, working in numerous jobs, before his entrepreneurship led him to begin his own Lawn Service. Due to his illness, he could no longer continue to provide lawn service to his clients through his landscape business in St. Louis. So, it was in September 2023, that he moved to Kentucky, so that his younger brother, Douglas Townes, could care for him until the Lord called him home.

In 1999, David was married to Daphne Seipati Modise in St. Louis, Missouri. He was a devoted father, son, brother, uncle, and friend. His love for his family was immeasurable.

On Sunday, December 31, 2023 at 10:00 A.M., David Townes, Sr., answered the Lord’s call to come home. He was preceded in death by his wife, Daphne Townes; his sisters, Mandy Hall and Marie Edmonson; and brothers, Sonny, Allen, Bruce, and Larry Townes.

He leaves to cherish his memories, his son, Big Dave; daughter, Carla Marie Franklin; little David, Jr.; brothers, Robert Townes, of Texas; James Townes, of St.Louis, MO; and Douglas Townes, Sr. (Sandra) of Louisville, KY; grandchildren, Kiara, Brittany, Sade, Mariah; great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

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