Bryan Townsend, Mountaire employee

November 7, 2019

Bryan Townsend (BAT)man, 48, joined his boys Steven and Justin in heaven Monday, Nov. 4, 2019.

He made his journey surrounded by his soulmate, wife Melissa, Bryan’s big brother Clayton and his wonderful wife Angie.

Bryan spent most of his childhood at the Dagsboro Volunteer Fire Department with his father, so it was no surprise he joined and served for many faithful years, and recently becoming a life member after 20 years of service. Bryan will be remembered most for the Pull’n, Peel’n, and Pick’n event every year with the Good Ole Boy Foundation. He was a 25-plus year employee with Mountaire, having followed again in his father’s footsteps and joined the wonderful organization at the age of 18.

Bryan loved to keep moving. If you saw him, his wife wasn’t far behind. They truly were a couple. They enjoyed horseback riding, fishing on their boat, camping with family and playing with their Jeeps. He loved his cat and horses without a doubt. 

He was preceded in death by his father and his two sons, Steven and Justin. Bryan left behind his wife, who will deal with him when she gets to heaven; his brother Clayton, who can still shoot more ducks than him, and Clayton’s wife chicken and dumpling Queen Angie; his mother, Betty Lou; his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Leslie and Santa Doug; sisters-in-law Roxanne and Danielle; and nieces and nephews galore - Aaron (Rebecca) Townsend and baby Flossie who he was so excited to meet, Nick (Dottie) and their children Axel and Ella, Sarah (Seth) and their children Austin and Addison. He also left behind his little niece Avah who stole his horse, Wyatt who helped him through his hard days, and also his brothers and sisters at Dagsboro Volunteer Fire Department.

Services will be held at noon, Saturday, Nov. 16, at the Dagsboro Volunteer Fire Department, where friends and family may call after 11 a.m. Interment will be held at Dagsboro Redmen Cemetery with refreshments to follow at Dagsboro Fire Hall.

In lieu of flowers, Bryan’s wish was to continue the memory of his son LODD Justin Townsend; please make donations to the Dagsboro Vol. Fire Dept., c/o Justin Townsend Scholarship fund.

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