William Edward Townsend “Knocker” was born on February 8, 1960 in Dillon County, South Carolina to the late William “Doug” and Sylvilla “Bell” Townsend. “Will” affectionately known by some, pulled over beside the road, in Bowling Green, Kentucky, gained his wings and departed this earthly life of Thursday, September 20, 2018.
He was a trucker, currently employed by Celadon Trucking Company. Will was educated in the public school systems of Dillon County, South Carolina where he attended and graduated from Latta High School in the class of 1978. Upon graduating, he enlisted into the United States Navy and later received an honorable discharge. In 1988, he moved to Baltimore, Maryland and resided with his second family, Janie Mae McKinnon and family. While in Baltimore, he later met and married Christina McRae, who became the love of his life. In 2010, he moved back “home” to reside in Florence, South Carolina. Knocker loved life and his family. He loved God and he knew God loved him. He was easy, humble and dedicated to all who cherished him.
Will is preceded in death by a brother-n-law: Kevin W. Baldwin.
Left to cherish his loving memories ~ his wife: Christina McRae Townsend of the home; a second mother to him: Elease Temoney of Latta, SC; his siblings: Columbus Ray (Judith) Williams of Florence, SC; Jerry (Judy) Townsend of Philadelphia, PA, Pamela (John) Johnson, Sylvia Townsend and Cynthia Townsend all of Latta, SC; mother-n-law: Sadie Baldwin of the home; brothers-n-law: Rev. Jim (Charlene) Baldwin and Andre (Kim) Baldwin Sr. both of Baltimore, MD; sisters-n-law: Audrey (Erika) Dobbins, Chatman and Adrianne Baldwin both of Baltimore, MD; a god-son: KaRaun M. Baldwin; five god-sisters; special uncle: Earl Lee Robinson; special nieces and nephews: Stephanie Townsend, Ashley Baldwin, Wayne Townsend, William A. Townsend and a host of other nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
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