Earles Otto Townley, Jr. passed away peacefully at the age of 90 on Thursday, October 13, 2022 at The Carpenter House of St Joseph Hospice in Baton Rouge, LA.
He was born September 5, 1932. Otto was married to the love of his life and best friend, Peggy Martin Townley for 65 years. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, and follower of Jesus Christ.
He graduated from Istrouma High School and attended LSU. He was a veteran of the Korean War and served in the U.S. Air Force. He worked at Allied Chemical and retired after 28 years. Following retirement he worked at Exxon with Westgate Electrical for 14 years. He served on the Greater Baton Rouge Airport Commission and presided as chairman in 1980. He was a long time member of Lanier Baptist Church and a member of Istrouma Baptist Church.
Otto was a man of many talents. He was an avid gardener, hunter, fisherman, musician and a great storyteller. Otto received the most joy by sharing his interests with family. His fondest memories were made over family gatherings playing guitar and singing songs. Otto was a devoted family man. He was a man of great wisdom and humor with an infectious smile that drew others to him. His demeanor as a loving family man set an example for all those who were blessed with his presence. To know him was to love him. He will be remembered by those closest to him for his devotion, kindness, patience, love and laughter.
He is survived by his wife Peggy Townley, children Brent Townley, Mike Townley (Roxie),
Julie Townley Dayries (Leon), brothers Ray and Malcom Townley, grandchildren Tricia Landry, Kayla Townley, Zachary Townley, Kristen Landry Gilmer (Daniel), Megan Townley, and great-granddaughter Vanessa Kate Gilmer.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Earles Otto Townley Sr. and Rena Brown Townley, and his sister, Barbara Townley Smith.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, October 16th from 1:00 – 3:00 pm at Resthaven Funeral Home on Jefferson Hwy in Baton Rouge, LA. Funeral Service will begin at 3:00 pm.
The family wishes to extend our sincere thanks to doctors and nurses at OLOL hospital and St. Joseph’s Carpenter House hospice facility.