Woodford “Woody” Townsend 65 of Stanton passed away Sunday, August 30, 2020. He was born in Stanton May 4, 1955 to Cecil and Athena Townsend. He is survived by a son Joshua Townsend of Winchester, a daughter Melissa Turner and husband Mike of Winchester, three grandchildren Dakota Martin, Olivia Stiles and Savannah Stiles and a brother James William Townsend of Winchester. He was preceded in death by his parents Cecil and Athena Townsend, two brother’s Danny Ray Townsend, Carl Wayne Townsend, two sister’s Lois Maxine Stamper and Diane Smith. Funeral services will be held 12 PM Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at the Grayson Funeral Home Chapel in Clay City. Friends may visit Tuesday from 10 AM till time of the service. Burial will be in the Rogers Chapel Cemetery in Stanton. Pallbearers will be James Townsend, Joshua Townsend, Danny Smith, Mike Turner, James Tipton and Dakota Martin. Grayson Funeral Home is in charge.