May 10, 1934 - March 9, 2021
James D. Townsend, 86, of Indianapolis, passed away peacefully at his home March 9, 2021. Jim was born and raised in Anderson, Indiana, a town he loved and supported. He graduated from Anderson High School in 1952 and Indiana University in 1956. He immediately entered the life insurance business with Equitable Life and remained there for 10 years. He then became an independent agent and represented many companies. He belonged to the President’s Club and the M.D.R.T. Jim and his wife, Ann, met at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church in 1983, and married September 16, 1984. They served as ushers for many years and Jim served on the Endowment and Finance Committee. He also served on the Action Committee under Dick Lugar. Jim proudly participated in the Senior Golf League at Sahm for 15 years. Because of his sales achievements, he and his wife were able to travel to Europe on eight different occasions. Jim is survived by his wife, Ann Townsend; children, Steve (Mary Ann) Townsend, Jeff (Debbie) Townsend, Sara (Scott) Curson and Sharon Taylor; grandchildren, Steven, Clare, Michael, Kevin, Jane, Ellen, Michael, Casey, Brandon, Samantha and Zachary; great-grandchildren, Olivia, Jillian, Jeremiah, Joseph, Shield and Reign; and sister, Janet (Townsend) Wojna. Jim has been very blessed with a great family and many friends. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 100 W. 86th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46260. A graveside service will be held at Grove Lawn Cemetery, Pendleton, Indiana, Friday, March 12, 2021 at 2:00 p.m.
James D. Townsend, 86, of Indianapolis, passed away peacefully at his home March 9, 2021. Jim was born and raised in Anderson, Indiana, a town he loved and supported. He graduated from Anderson High School in 1952 and Indiana University in... View Obituary & Service Information
Obituary & Service
James D. Townsend,
86, of Indianapolis, passed away peacefully...
Flowers & Gifts
Send flowers to the Townsend family.Send Flowers