AZLE Randell Buren Townley, 51, of Reno died in his sleep at home on Thursday,

May 20.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 25, at Vine Life United Pentecostal Church on State Highway 144 South in Glen Rose. Interment was to follow in the Morgan Cemetery in Morgan.

Townley was born in Meridian on September 28, 1958, to R.T. and Wilma Townley. He was the youngest of nine children and grew up in Walnut Springs, Meridian and Glen Rose. He attended Walnut Springs High School.

Townley started working for Brown & Root at age 18 and continued there for 14 years. He also worked at the Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant as a security guard for five years. He was a truck driver and equipment operator in the Fort Worth area for 15 years.

He loved his family, friends and his dog, Thumper. Townley also liked living in the country and raising miniature donkeys and other farm animals. He liked to hunt, fish and play gospel music. He was

loved and respected by all that knew him. He will be remembered for his kindness and sense of humor.

Townley was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors are his wife, Carolyn Townley; daughters Kerri Morris and husband, Ralph, and Amber

Bentley and husband, Mike; granddaughters Aubrey, Katelyn and Camryn; brothers Kenneth and wife, Connie, Robert and wife, Cindy, and Daniel and wife, Carla; sisters Carolyn Douglas and husband Pat,

Shirley Mason, Mildred Aikman and husband, Lonnie, Janett Aikman and husband, Oannie, and Barbara Bourquin and husband, Mike. Survivors also include numerous nieces, nephews, friends and church family.

Arrangements were provided by White's Funeral Home in Azle.

Published May 26, 2010

Glen Rose Reporter