Richard Ambrose Townes, 90, of Front Royal, Va., passed away on November 15, 2021.

A funeral service will be held on December 14, 2021, at 11 AM at First Baptist Church in Front Royal.

Richard was born March 21, 1931, to the late Mary and John Townes. He retired from Allegheny Power Company.

He was a faithful and dedicated member of First Baptist Church where he served as deacon and a member of other committees and boards. He was also a member of the Potomac Edison Forerunners Club.

Richard served his country in the United States Air Force from 1950 to 1953.

Surviving him are two children, Turner Clem and his wife Debi of Montgomery, AL., and Pamela Ammerman of Front Royal, Va.; 8 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren, a number of nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his second wife, Frances Ard , first wife, Fillie Licklider, brother, Jack Townes and sister, Ruth Gochenour.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church, 14 W 1st St., Front Royal, Va. 22630.

Arrangements are being handled by Maddox Funeral Home, Front Royal, Virginia.

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