James Edward "Murdock" Townsend 54
James Edward “Murdock” Townsend 54 of Irvine passed away Tuesday, November 3, 2020 at the Hospice Compassionate Care Center in Richmond. He was born April 2, 1966 in Richmond to James and Mary Townsend. He was a carpenter. He is survived by a daughter Melissa Brinegar of Winchester, two grandchildren Neveah Puckett, Mathew Townsend, four brothers Cassius Townsend of Irvine, Johnny Townsend and wife Amy of Irvine, Joe Townsend of Paris, Richard Neal of Irvine, two sisters Connie Estes and husband Jacob of Irvine and Dorothy Walling and husband Henry Knight of Irvine. He was preceded in death by his parents James and Mary Townsend and a son Michael Edward Townsend. Funeral services will be held 12 PM Friday, November 6, 2020 at the Grayson Funeral Home Chapel in Irvine with Bro. Scott Rogers officiating. Friends may visit Friday from 10 AM till time of the service. Burial will be in the Oak Dale Cemetery in Irvine. Pallbearers are Joe Townsend, Johnny Townsend, Richard Neal, Clayton Mays, Steve Hoover and Earl Willis. Honorary pallbearers are Josh Walling, Mathew Townsend and Neveah Puckett. Grayson Funeral Home Irvine is in charge.