David Alan Townsend, 47, of Wesson, passed away Nov. 24, 2019 at Merit Health Wesley in Hattiesburg.

Visitation is 11 a.m. Tuesday at Brown Funeral Home in Gloster until funeral services at 2 p.m. The Rev. Butch Simmons will officiate. Graveside services will follow in Roseland Cemetery.

He was born July 31, 1972, the son of the late Melvin E. Townsend and Sandra Smith Townsend. He worked as a cattleman most of his life.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

David is survived by his daughter, Allyson Gillespie: two sons, Hunter Townsend and Dakota Townsend; and one brother, Karl Townsend.

Pallbearers are Felton Townsend, James Townsend, Willie Townsend, Marlon Townsend, Glenn Gautreaux, and Roy Smith. Honorary Pallbearers are Seth Brabham and Brian Hurst.

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