James Ricky Townlin died suddenly on August 3, 2017 at the age of 63. Memorial services will be Saturday, August 12 at 4 p.m. at Eastview Baptist Church, 1105 N. Longview St., Kilgore.

He was born May 19, 1954 in Longview and graduated from Longview High School in 1974 and Texas State Technical College in Marshall in 2003.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James Ferd Townlin and Mildred Kathleen Sledge Townlin, of Longview.

James is survived by his wife, Tonya Franks Townlin of Kilgore; children, Beverly Martinez and Juan, Chris Townlin and Lacy, and Jeremy Townlin and Joshua Townlin. Also, he leaves five grandsons, four granddaughters and one great-granddaughter.

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