Services will be conducted for James Allen Towns, 103 years young, of Marshall, TX at the Sullivan Funeral Home Chapel on Wednesday May 3, 2017 at 2:00 pm. Officiating will be Rev. Ryan Berryhill of the First Baptist Church of Marshall and Cary Workman. Visitation will be at the chapel from 1:00 pm to service time. Graveside services will follow at Colonial Gardens Cemetery.
Mr. Towns was born May 16, 1913 in Bryceland, LA and passed away on April 28, 2017 in Marshall, TX. James served in the Army Air Corps during WW II as a Staff Sergeant, he was an airplane mechanic and a barber. He married the love of his life, Annie and they were together for 66 years. He was retired from the U.S. Army Ordinance Department as an inspector in Minden, LA. and Karnack, TX with 33 years of service. He was an avid fisherman, loved planting his garden and putting up all his vegetables in the freezer. He also enjoyed hunting and visiting with family and friends.
Mr. Towns was preceded in death by a son, Baby Boy Towns; his parents, Robert L. and Ella W. Towns; brothers, Robert P. Towns, and Roy Towns; and a great granddaughter, Aubrey Ann Pyka.
He is survived by his loving wife, Annie Towns; daughters, Pam Towns McAnally and husband Scott of Pecos, TX, and Jan Jeffries and husband Mark of Keithville, LA; grandchildren, Eric Hansen and wife Kinsey of San Angelo, TX, Jaymi Westrup and husband Brett of Protection, KS, Jerra Pyka and husband Ryan of Austin, TX, Darian Jeffries of Keithville, LA; great-grandchildren, Linkoln, Harper,and Beck Hansen, and Bretlynn, Brystol, and Bryton Westrup.
Pallbearers will be Scott McAnally, Bill Towns, Mark Jeffries, Michael Moss, Eric Hansen, Randy Towns, and Glenn Chappell.
The family would like to thank the Marshall Internal Medicine Group, especially Dr. McDonald and Dr. Pham; Matthewson Drug Company, Good Shepherd Medical Center, Good Shepherd Home Health with a special thanks to Kirk Ellis. Also a thank you to Marshall Manor, everyone at the Heritage House, and Heart to Heart Hospice.