Barr Memorial Chapel obituary – Gary Burl Townsley, 64, Fort Madison

Gary Burl Townsley, 64 years, of Fort Madison, Iowa died Friday, July 5, 2019 at his home.  He was born October 9, 1954 in St. Louis, Missouri, a son of Betty Jo Wrather.  She preceded him in death.


Gary was a veteran of the United States Navy, serving during the Vietnam War.  He loved music, hunting, and his dog, Butch.  He worked as a concrete finisher.

On May 30, 2015, he married Saundra Lobberecht.  She survives.  Other survivors include one daughter, Amber Lynne Lay, of St. Louis; two sisters, Patty and Liz Hoskins, both of Quincy, Illinois; and three nephews.

His body has been cremated.  Services will be held at a later date.  Online condolences to the family may be made at  Barr Memorial Chapel is assisting the family.

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