Don Townsend Death | Obituary – Former Crystal Palace defender Don Townsend age 89 passed away peacefully. Born in Swindon, Don joined Palace from Charlton Athletic in 1962 after playing over 250 times for the Addicks. He went on to make 82 appearances during his three years at Palace before retiring in 1965.
He was a key figure in the side which earned promotion from Division Three in 1963/94 and is the father of former Republic of Ireland international, Andy Townsend.
We are never ready to say goodbye forever even though we know it is a part of life. This day our hearts are heavy for losing someone so special, but as we mourn your death, we also celebrate your life. Rest in peace.
It always seems like we have all the time in the world, only to realize how fleeting it really is. We wish we had more time to do and say the things we saved for later which along with you is gone forever. We promise to keep you alive in Our memories.
Even in death, you are still loved and forever will be. You have touched the hearts of so many who owe you a lifetime of gratitude. We are not saying goodbye forever but goodbye for now. We pray you find peace and rest wherever you are.
We express our sympathy and deepest condolences to Don Townsend’s family today and in the days, weeks, months, and years that are to come as they cope with his passing. May his soul rest in peace.
Crystal Palace Football Club is saddened to learn of the passing of former defender, Don Townsend, aged 89.
Our deepest sympathies go to Don’s family and friends.#CPFC
— Crystal Palace F.C. (@CPFC) July 29, 2020