Lewis County Herald - Serving Hohenwald, Lewis County Tennessee Since 1898

Longtime Judge Billy Townsend Passes Away



Former Judge Billy W. Townsend, age 78, passed away suddenly at his home Wednesday, July 14, 2021. He was born January 28, 1943, in Decatur County, son of the late Wayne and Virginia Townsend.

Judge Townsend held the seat of Lewis County Juvenile and General Sessions Judge for 32 years. He also served the community on the board of directors of Buffalo Valley and Senior Citizen Center.

He was an Eagle Scout and assistant Boy Scout Scout Master for several years. He was also a member and past president of the Lewis County Jaycees and Hohenwald Lions Club and Fred E. Lomax American Legion Po...

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