Mr. Ricky Lee Townsley, age 54 was born June 5th 1967 in Barbourville, Kentucky and passed away August 19th 2021 at the Baptist Health Hospital in Corbin, Kentucky.
He was an avid sports fan who loved Knox Central, U.K., The Reds, The Dallas Cowboys and Nascar driver Jeff Gordon.
He was a member of the Beacon Baptist Church in Barbourville, Kentucky where he worked in the media room. He was also an active member of Committee 101 for 23 years.
He was a devoted family man who loved his parents, wife, children and grand-children with all his heart.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Mary & Dee Townsley and Grace & Fount Mills. By his mother-in-law, Marlene Spice and Brother-in-law, Chuck Spice.
He is survived by his parents, Frank & Lorraine Townsley, by his wife of 22 years, Amy Spice Townsley, by his children, Austin Townsley, Adam Townsley and wife Paije, Alan Townsley and wife, Haley and Kayla Townsley all of Barbourville, Kentucky. By one brother, Jeff Townsley and wife, Brandi of Greenville, Tennessee. By his sister-in-law’s, Catie Durst and husband, John of Pennsylvania, Sarah Schwerin and husband, Matt of Florida and Audie Farrington and husband, Craig of Indiana and by his grandchildren, Baylee, Braxton, Braylen, Brenna, Branson, Peyton & Gus all of Barbourville, Kentucky. He was also blessed with a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends to mourn his passing.
Funeral services for Mr. Ricky Lee Townsley will be conducted at 3:00 p.m. on Monday afternoon at the Beacon Baptist Church in Barbourville, Kentucky with Bro. Dennis Chestnut, Bro. Charles Calloway and Bro. Pat Chestnut officiating. Burial will follow in the Barbourville Cemetery in Barbourville, Kentucky. The family of Mr. Ricky Lee Townsley will receive friends at the Beacon Baptist Church from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. on Sunday evening. The family respectfully requests that ALL VISITORS TO THE VISITATION AND FUNERAL PLEASE WEAR A FACIAL COVERING. Pallbearers will be Donnie Corbin, Mark Rogers, Chad Wagner, Kevin Rogers, John Durst, Travis Rogers, Blake Mills, Tyler Mills, Jake Knuckles and Dennis Rogers.
Laurel Funeral Home is honored to be of service to the Townsley family.
*This obituary was written by the family.
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