Billy Ray Townson
Billy Ray Townson
  • April 23, 1926 - June 16, 2017
  • Dallas, Texas

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Billy Ray Townson died on June 16, 2017; he was 91 years old. Mr. Townson was born on April 23, 1926 in Waxahachie, TX to his parents Robert and Susan Townson. In February 1948, he married Oneta Wynn of Soper, Oklahoma. They were happily married for 69 years and had five children. Until recently, they lived in DeSoto, TX for 61 years. He was employed for 35 years as an airplane riveter for LTV Aircraft in Grand Prairie, TX; he retired in 1983. He enjoyed anything to do with airplanes and his children grew up watching him build model airplanes. He was also an avid camper and loved spending time with his family. Mr. Townson is survived by his wife, Oneta; his daughter and son-in-law, Jeanette and Bruce McCommons; his son and daughter-in-law, Allen and Lindsey Townson; his daughter and son-in-law, Kathy and Alan Whittaker; his daughter Patsy; and his son and daughter-in-law, Tommy and Tammy Townson; eight grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.