He was born August 21, 1964 to Dick and Lila (Beeler) Townsend. He enjoyed helping people, John Deere equipment, hunting and fishing in the great outdoors. Rodney had a great love for his son, family, nieces and nephews, and was a former volunteer fire fighter of the Fillmore Fire Department.
Survivors include his parents, Dick and Lila Townsend, Rosendale, Missouri; one son, Caleb Townsend, Oregon, Missouri; one brother, Charles (Lou Ann) Townsend, Rosendale, Missouri; one sister Laura (David) Taylor, Fillmore, Missouri; one aunt, Karen Beeler; two nephews, Kenny (MacKinzie) Wandfluh, and Clayton Townsend; one niece, Devin Townsend; one uncle, Herb Townsend and two great-nephews, Lane & Karter Wandfluh. Rodney is preceded in death by his grandparents, and one nephew Albert Wandfluh.
Celebration of Life: 10:00 AM Friday, December 7, 2012 at Breit-Hawkins and Gladden Funeral Home, Savannah, Missouri. Interment will be in Bennett Lane Cemetery, Savannah Missouri. Public visitation and family receiving hours 5 to 8 PM Thursday, December 6, 2012 at Breit-Hawkins & Gladden funeral Home. Memorials are suggested to South Holt Athletics. There will be a gathering of family and friends following the graveside committal service at the Fillmore Fire House.
Breit-Hawkins & Gladden Funeral Home 816-324-3166