Funeral service for LeRoy Townsend will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, October 29, 2018 at Gillette Memorial Chapel with interment to follow at Rozet Cemetery. Visitation will take place from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Sunday, October 28, 2018 at Gillette Memorial Chapel. LeRoy Eugene (Doc) Townsend, 88, of Gillette, WY passed away on October 25, 2018 surrounded by family while he was in Comfort Care at the Sheridan Memorial Hospital.
LeRoy was born on August 8, 1930 in Davenport, Iowa to Eugene and Marie Townsend. He was the oldest of six children. He made his choice to serve the Lord in his youth and remained true to that his entire life.
He married Rosanna Loomis on October 7, 1952 in Bridgeport, NE. They lived in Scottsbluff, NE for 22 years where he founded T & T Guns and Ammo and later moved his family and business to Gillette, WY in 1974.
LeRoy is survived by his children, Allen(Phyllis) of Rozet, WY; Marilyn (Vernon) Rozema of Hot Springs, SD; Keith (Chloe) Townsend of Spring Creek, NV; and Sandra (Trent) Nelson of Alliance, NE; 15 grandchildren; Steve, Tamara, Heidi, Kalean, Kelly, Brad, Brandon, Marla, Cori, Kalan, Clayton, Eric, Shelena, Kyle, and Nathaniel; 30 great-grandchildren; siblings, Margurette Ross, LaMont Townsend, and Beth Conley. He was preceded in death by his wife, Rosanna; his parents, and his brothers, Arold and Sandy. Memorials and condolences may be sent in care of Gillette Memorial Chapel 210 West 5th Street, Gillette, WY 82716. Condolences may also be expressed at www.gillettememorialchapel.com