John Townsend SR 78 of Clay City passed away Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at the University Of Kentucky Medical Center. He was a member of the Harg First Church of God and former Construction worker. He is survived by his wife Thelma Townsend of Clay City, son John Townsend JR and wife Tina of Winchester, two daughters Carolyn Vegar and husband John of Missouri, Nora Tibbs of Nicholasville, eight grandchildren and twenty great grandchildren and a sister Lou Ellen Dunaway of Stanton. He was preceded in death by his parents Bea and Lethe Townsend, a daughter Thelma Jean Meadows and a brother Romelius Clay Townsend. Funeral services will be held 10 AM Saturday, May 19, 2018 at the Grayson Funeral Home Chapel in Clay City with Bro. Roy Jackson officiating. Friends may visit Friday from 6 till 8 PM at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Townsend Cemetery. Grayson Funeral Home is in charge of services.