A resident of Hammond, LA, passed away on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond, LA. He was born January 24, 1957 in Alexandria, LA and was 63 years of age. He was valedictorian of Woodland High School in 1975 and attended Southeastern Louisiana University. He was a former member of the Amite Lions Club and President of the Amite Braves Youth Football Association for 3 years. He worked for 44 years in Amite as a local grocer and later became grocer manager. He is survived by wife, Janice Kersh Townson; son, Rodney Keith Townson, Jr.; 2 grandchildren, Skyler Keith Townson and Cameron Mason Townson; 2 brothers, Douglas Townson, Jr. and wife, Lounette and William Townson and wife, Barbara; 1 sister, Linda T. Young. Preceded in death by his parents, Douglas Towson, Sr. and Marie Messer Townson; 1 brother, John David Townson, Sr.; 1 sister, Bobbie Faye Richard. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 9:00AM until religious services at 11:00AM on Saturday, May 23, 2020. Services conducted by Rev. David Cutrer. Interment Noah Cemetery, Folsom, LA.