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Robert Lee Townsend
Vice Admiral, United States Navy
August 2, 1911-December 19, 1987. 
 Served: WWII, Korea and Vietnam. 
Section 7-A, Grave 141

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On Tuesday, October 2, 2001, of Arlington, Virginia, beloved wife of the late Vice Admiral Robert Lee Townsend; mother of Terrell Viner; daughter of George W. Archer. Also survived by two grandchildren, Lieutenant Colonel Don P. Speers, Jr. and Shawn Elizabeth Speers and three great-grandchildren. Friends may call at THE EVERLY-WHEATLEY FUNERAL HOME, 1500 W. Braddock Rd., Alexandria, VA, on Thursday, October 4 from 4 to 6 p.m., where funeral services will be held on Friday at 2 p.m. 

Graveside service and interment Arlington National Cemetery on Monday, October 15 at 10 a.m. Please meet at Administration Building at 9:30 a.m

RL Townsend Gravesite PHOTO
Photo Courtesy of Russell C. Jacobs, July 2007

Posted: 13 October 2001 Updated: 10 August 2003 Updated: 7 July 2007


RL Townsend Gravesite PHOTO June 2003
Photo By M. R. Patterson, 28 June 2003