Bill Townsend was born Aug. 30, 1945, and he died at age 75 on Dec. 24, 2020, at The Terrace at Beverly Lake (memory care).
Bill graduated in 1962 from Queen Anne High School, Seattle, Wash. In his teens, Bill and friends purchased numerous cars to work on, and by the time he graduated from high school, Bill could take apart a car and put it back together again. He became certified in shipping container refrigeration and many other trades. Bill was known as “Mr. Fix It” at home and around the neighborhood. He retired after 35 years from American President Lines, the last 10 years as foreman.
Bill was highly respected and well-liked by his co-workers.
After retirement Bill and Marcia moved to Whidbey Island, Wash., otherwise known by Bill as “paradise.” Bill’s faith in his Lord and Savior Jesus was central to his life, shaping his heart of compassion. He was known for his sense of humor, puns, broad knowledge, love of history, teaching and playfulness.
Bill is survived by his wife of 37 years, Marcia; their daughter Martha (Frederick), of Everett, Wash.; his sons, Brian (Corey), of Seattle, Wash. and Adam (LaDawn), of Kingston, Wash.; six grandchildren; one great-grandson; brother Jim, of Seattle; sister Peggy, of Yakima, Wash.; and nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister Liz and his parents.
Join us for Bill’s Celebration of Life at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27. The YouTube link will be on Living Word’s website, www.livingwordoakharbor.com/billtownsendmemorial
In lieu of flowers the family prefers donations be made to the Dementia Society of America.