BILL E. "RED" TOWNZEN , 72, of Midland, TX died on
Jan. 14, 2002 in Big Spring, with burial at Resthaven
He was born in Strawn, TX on June 9, 1930 to Arthur G.
Townzen & Ida Mae Barron Townzen. He graduated from
Ranger High School in 1948 and attended Ranger Jr.
College. He graduated from Sul Ross College & served
in the U.S. Army as a Forward Observer in the Korean
War. He worked for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company
for many years and owned Overhead Door Company of 25
years, retiring in 1985. He was a member of Golf Course
Road Church of Christ.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter, Donna
Townzen, and three brothers, Tom Townzen, James Townzen
(RHS-1941) and Bobby Townzen (RHS-1965) who was killed
along with his mother in a train-car collision near
downtown Ranger in 1961.
He is survived by his wife, Sue King Townzen of Midland;
five sons, Steve Miller of Abilene, Conn Townzen of Houston,
Brock Townzen of San Antonio, Wade Townzen of San Angelo,
and Shalor Townzen of Childress; one brother, Jack Townzen
(RHS-1944) of Midland; one sister, Mary Lou Townzen Samford
(RHS-1949) of Austin; and nine grandchildren. A nephew,
Terry Guy Townzen (RHS-1962), who lives in Arlington, TX.