James Michael (MIKE) Townsend, age 64, Old Hartley Road, Banner Elk, passed away Monday afternoon, January 7, 2019 at his home. 

Born April 13, 1954 in Watauga County, he was a son of Fred Townsend, Sr. and Edna Gaye Farmer Townsend. Mike loved mechanic work, repairing cars and motorcycles at his home. 
He is survived by a son, James Ward of Florida; sister, Mildred Townsend Davis of Newton; and brothers, Bobby Wayne Townsend of Banner Elk and Fred Townsend, Jr. of Vilas. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Thomas Howard Townsend. 
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