John Robert Townley, 49, of Howe, OK passed away Monday, January 5, 2015 in Howe. John was born January 3, 1966 in Lecompte, LA to Edwin & Audrey (Wiggins) Townley. He was a ranch foreman. John was a big-hearted and hard working husband, Popa, PawPaw, son, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin & faithful friend. He loved Jesus, his family and friends with everything in him. He loved ranching and teaching his grandson about all kinds of things. The love for his family always showed and his grandson, Chasen “Moses Macrae” was the light of his life. He was preceded in death by his special baby, Bradley Alan Saunders, grandparents, Milburn Townley, Leonard & Lucille Wiggins; sister, Sherry Patterson; father in law, Bud Williams.
John is survived by his wife, Tonya (Williams) Townley of the home; daughter & son in law, Chris & Courtney Bullard of Howe, OK; son & daughter in law, James & Amanda Townley of Bengal, OK; grandson, Chasen Macrae Bullard of Howe, OK; his parents Edwin & Audrey Townley of Elmer, LA; parents in law, Joe & Wynema Rivaldo of Booneville, AR; Grandma, Ella Townley of Elmer, LA; brother & sister in law, Jeff & Delores Townley of Glenmora, LA, brother in law, David Patterson of Salem, MO, sister in law & husband, Jim & Rhonda Dodson of Booneville, AR, sisters in law, Cheryl Williams of Booneville, AR, Jayme Rivaldo of Pensacola, FL; other relatives, loved ones and friends.
Services will be 1 pm, Friday, January 9, 2015 at Bethel Baptist Church, Wister, OK with Joe Rivaldo officiating. Interment will be in Maxey Cemetery, Wister, OK. Pallbearers will be James, Jeff, John & Devin Townley, Chris Bullard, Chancy Byrum, Derek Chavez, David Williams. Honorary pallbearers will be Lucky Graham, Jeff Luman, Steven Patterson, Matthew & Jared Patterson.
The family will be at the funeral home on Thursday evening from 6-8 pm to visit with relatives & friends.