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Beebe Cemetery
Saturday September 19th, 2020
6:00pm - 8:00pm

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Dewey Lee Townsend

Dewey Lee Townsend, 71, of Searcy went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 after a long hospital stay from complications of back surgery. He was born September 28, 1948 to J.D. and Eloise (Moffitt) Townsend.

Dewey was a United States Army Veteran. Having served in Vietnam in 1970 as part of the 101 Airborne Division. He worked for Arkansas Precast in Jacksonville, Arkansas for 35 years. Dewey was a Deacon of Mt. Hebron Baptist Church for many years and also served as Treasurer. Dewey was a loving husband, father, brother, and friend who will be dearly missed.

Left to cherish Dewey’s memory is his wife of 51 years, Reva Townsend; one son, Teddy Townsend (Linda); one sister, Glenda Hensley; one brother-in-law, Roger Pate (Nancy); two sisters-in-law, Rhonda Staggs; and Renee Drake (David); two Uncles, Elzie Moffitt (Mary Nell), and Clayton Moffitt (Patsy); two Aunts, Orean Taylor, and Mary Harris (Roger); and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Dewey was preceded in death by his parents.


Visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00 P.M., Saturday, September 19th  at Searcy McEuen Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M., Sunday, September 20th in the Searcy McEuen Chapel with burial following at Mt. Hebron Cemetery in Joy.  



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I am very sorry for your loss. I am praying all of the family. I have known you for a very long time and my cousins also, I love you, Angelia (Cohorn)Price and Rex Price

angelia price Sep 19 2020 12:00 AM

Sorry for the loss, He will be missed. praying for the family.

charles lukancich Sep 17 2020 12:00 AM

Love and prayers for your family
Larry and Pat Jones

Patsy Jones Sep 17 2020 12:00 AM

Mr. Dewey was always like a second dad to me at my job at Arkansas Precast. When I hired in on in 2001, I questioned my decision in taking the job, but he taught me so much! I am going on 20 years into the precast field and I use the knowledge he taught me everyday! He always protected me too. When someone was there screaming at me, he would tell them to leave me alone and come and discuss it with him. He was always willing to listen, give Godly wisdom and be a friend when you needed someone! I know he is in Heaven with no more pain running through the streets of gold! I will see him again someday! You will be missed!!

Amanda Duncan
Beebe, Arkansas

Amanda Duncan Sep 17 2020 12:00 AM

Our Love and Prayers to Your Family

Jerry and Janice Burlison Sep 16 2020 12:00 AM

Sending prayers and love to the Townsend family. Dewey will be greatly missed by many! It has been an honor having him as a friend!

Becky Johnston Sep 16 2020 12:00 AM

Prayers for all the family!

Marvell Jackson Sep 16 2020 12:00 AM