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James D. Townsend ( July 24, 1943 - December 10, 2017 )

James D. Townsend, 74, of Midland, passed away on December 10, 2017 at MidMichigan Medical Center. He was born on July 24, 1943 to the late Harold and Virginia (Banaszak) Townsend. On August 13, 1999 he married Lolita Figuerres.

James was the owner and operator of the Jim’s Frame Shop for over 40 years. He enjoyed all things carpentry and woodworking related. He loved his wife and family dearly.

James is survived by his wife, Lolita, children, Stephen (Jodi) Townsend, Rebecca Townsend, Elizabeth (John) Samiano, 10 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. He is also survived by his siblings, Lynda Smith, Loraine (Donald) Reatz, Larry Townsend and many nieces and nephews.

Per James wishes no services will take place. Those considering a expression of sympathy are asked to choose a local charity of your choice.

Smith-Miner Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences can be left at smithminer.com.


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